Bog/Marginal Plants


This water grass is the answer to green water. It grows on the same nutrients that algae grows on, and through competition for those nutrients it will clear your water of “going green”. Planted within lily plantings.

bunch: $1.98 each


‘Water Forget-Me-Not’ Myosotis scorpioides

Grows in soft looking, dense clumps of bright green foliage and dotted with clusters of blue flowers. It grows particularly well in waterfalls, streams or near moving water since the roots appreciate the oxygen from the aerated water. Full to partial sun.



Water Pennywort Hydrocotyle umbellata

Wonderful accent plant with a creeping habit, it works well to grow under taller more vertical plants, softening the edges of plant containers, waterfall rocks, etc. An added bonus is green foliage early in spring and late into the fall. Grows and spreads quickly. Cute, round leaves are less than 2″ in diameter. Flowers are small, subtle tufts of white or green. Full to partial sun.


Parrots Feather Myriophyllum aquaticum

Longtime favorite water garden plant that creates a fine, feather accent for other plantings or just a great stand alone look. Whorls of leaves may be up to 3″ in diameter, growing on long, trailing stems. Regular pinching or pruning will create tighter more attractive, dense foliage. Full to partial sun.

$2.00 per bunch

Chameleon Plant Chamleon Houttunynia Cordata Variegata

Colorful green, yellow and pink leaves make this a colorful addition to your water garden. The Chameleon Plant that grows around 1-2 feet in height, and can continuously spread along the ground as it grows. This plant is very shade tolerant, but not drought-tolerant, preferring moist soil to shallow water.


Water Clover Marsilea Mutica, M. Quadifolia

Beautiful, small leaves that float directly on the water making this plant great for surface coverage, even in shady ponds! This plant is actually an aquatic fern that reproduces via spores. Easy to grow, very adaptive and sure to add a nice look to any water garden. Full sun to shade.


Sagittaria Sagittaria graminea

Beautiful, compact plant with narrow bright green leaves, described as being shaped like a tongue depressor. Flowers are small, white, and formed in pretty clusters. Perfectly suitable for tub or container ponds. Sagittaria has a running habit and should be transplanted at least every two seasons. Full to partial sun.



Pickerel Rush Pontederia cordata

Shiny bright green, heart-shaped leaves with multiple spikes of blue flower clusters combine to create a beautiful plant that is a standard of water garden ponds everywhere. Grows very quickly and easily will outgrow normal plant containers in a season, so annual transplanting is advised for best results. Full to partial sun.


Mixed Water Iris

Tall evergreen foliage with leaves standing upwards to 3 feet. Striking, three petalled flowers with a vibrant palette of colors blooming in springtime for duration of one month each year. This bog plant grows best in shallow water deep enough to cover the crown year-round.



Lizards Tail Saururus cernuus

Wonderful, somewhat taller bog plant sporting interesting white blooms above the foliage for several weeks in the summer. Full to partial sun.



Umbrella Palm Cyperus alternifolius

Stems on this plant are topped with a sprout of leaves that may reach 24″ across on larger, mature specimens forming the namesake umbrella. These leaf clusters are viviparous (budding) and may form small plantlets. Full to partial sun.



Dwarf Papyrus Cyperus isocladus

Distinct plant that has a quick easy growing nature and compact size that have made this a favorite for many years. The soft looking tight tufts of green and brown form on each of its many stems providing great accent to broader-leaf plants. Full to partial sun.



Egyptian Paper Reed Cyperus papyrus

A large plant that can attain mature heights exceeding 10 feet when growing unrestricted in its native climates, it is unlikely to exceed 4 feet in our backyard environments. The seed heads are large, feathery and showy. Full to partial sun.



Violet Stem Taro Colocasia Violecea

Violet Stem Taro with its rich dark stems and solid green leaves shaped like broad arrowheads is a dramatic addition to any pond. Grows well in moderate climates. Height between 3-7 feet.




Many varieties available. Will grow to a full and tall size to fill a planting area along the edge of a water feature.



‘Water Hyacinth’

The Natural Filter, removing harmful heavy metals and other impurities. Floating on the surface, it does all the work through its hanging roots.



Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes

Another floating plant that takes on the appearance of a small head of lettuce.



Water Hawthorn Aponogeton Distachyus

Elongated floating leaves with white, vanilla scented, delicate flowers. Grows from a small bulb rooted in soil in shallow water under depth of under 14″ deep. Thrives in cool moving waters.



Cyperus Papyrus King Tut Papyrus Percamenthus

Excellent choice for water gardeners that love the look of Cyperus papyrus, but lack the space for that botanical giant. unique combination of dramatic tufts and compact growing habit makes Cyperus percamenthus great for ponds and water gardens of all sizes – including container gardens. Be sure to keep water levels 1 to 4 inches over their crowns.


Varegated Sweet Flag calamus variegata

This plant makes striking upright accents in water gardens.  It grows best in moist soil down to several inches of standing water. Although Sweet Flag looks like a grass, it is in a family by itself. Like grasses, though, sweet flags are grown for their textural foliage, especially the boldly variegated types. Grows to an approximate height of 2 feet.


‘Star Grass’ Dichromena colorata

White star shaped flowers sit above the grass like foliage on this plant. Star Grass is best used in large numbers to create a field of white flowers around edges of the water feature. Will flower all throughout the summer, grows up two feet tall and needs partial to full sun. It thrives in wet fields, on stream banks and on the edges of marshes and is also tolerant of sands, peats, and silts. It is able to grow in soils with a variable pH (4.6-7.8), making it ideal for otherwise unsuitable or changing growing conditions.


‘Golden Reed’ Varigated dwarf Phragmites Australis Aurea




Red Leaf Bog Lily Crinum Menehune

A small growing bulbous perennial that forms clumps to about 24″ tall with deep burgundy-red 1″ to 2″ wide leaves and large deep-pink flowers that rise on dark red stalks from early summer to fall. Unlike the larger more common red selections of Crinum procerum, this plant’s foliage does not fade and remains a deep red. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate occasionally to regularly. This plant can be grown in the pond margin and in water up to 6″ above the crown, but is surprisingly tolerant of drier conditions.


Florida Leather Fern Acrostichum daneifollium




Lizard Tail Saururus cernuus

Lizard Tail has large, green heart-shaped leaves that may grow 1 to 3 feet tall and should be kept in up to 6″ of water. Lizard Tail flowers bloom during the summer and are an arched spike of small white flowers.



Arrow Arum Peltandra virginicia

Long, thick, arrowhead-shaped leaves with prominent veins down the middle and along the edge. Leaves can be up to 18″ long and nearly 6″ wide. Leaves grow from the top of stalks.  Stalks grow from a thick rootstock that is embedded in the mud. White flower spike contained in a green sheath blooms in May-July. Grows to 3 feet tall, in shallow and slow-moving fresh waters, including marshes and swamps, on tidal flats, and along the edges of rivers and streams. Forms large, dense colonies


Water Hyssop, Memory Herb Bacopa monnieri

This low growing plant covers well in a nice green mat, sprinkled with small flowers. Being a popular aquarium and pond perennial, Bacopa monnieri is a perfect ground cover when planted along pond borders. It also has medicinal properties such as improving memory and hand/eye coordination, thus its name “Memory Herb.”


Aztec Arrowhead Sagittaria montevidensis

Aztec Arrowhead has large, stiff, spear-shaped leaves that are produced at the end of thick stems. They may grow 2 to 4 feet tall and should be kept in 1″ to 6″ water depth. Sagittaria montevidensis flowers bloom all season, are white with a large dark red spot at the bottom of each petal and have a yellow pistil and stamen.


Zebra Rush Scirplus Zebrinus

Grows in sun to part shade in moist soil or water to 3″ deep, though it tolerates deeper water. Height 4-6 feet with a running spread. Highly ornamental from spring through fall, zebra rush has white bands or markings that appear every few inches along its tall, green foliage. The marks do not fade or burn as the plant ages, but as a general rule, the white patches are more pronounced when the weather is cool or the plant is well fed and actively growing.


Blue Moneywort Linderina grandiflora

Lindernia grandiflora is a matt-forming, semi-evergreen, aquatic perennial with fleshy, rounded to heart-shaped, bright green leaves and small, tubular, violet and white flowers in summer, year-round in warm climates.