MARGINAL, BOG or SHELF PLANTS
At our nursery we grow all our own plants including marginal and bog plants. Extra plants and fish are sold by appointment only when available.
Most marginal plants want only a couple of inches of water over their pot. You can use bricks or milk crates to elevate them if you don't have a plant shelf. We rarely fertilize marginal plants as we want them to get their nutrients from the pond helping to keep the water clear. When repotting use plain black topsoil. Do not use mixed potting soils as they may rot roots in an aquatic pot and float out. Trim off dead leaves and remove from pond. Most marginal plants can also be added bare root. Simple pin down with a rock or brick. Below are some of the varieties we grow.
purple iris louisiana black gamecock
blue pickerel pontederia cordata
red stem thalia
thalia geniculata 'ruminoides'
bog lily swamp lily crinum americanum
spider lily hymenocallis liriosme
horsetail rush, scouring rush
variegated striped rush
baumea rubiginosa 'variegata'
acorus calamus variegatus
red Stem Taro calocasia
imperial taro Colocasia antiquorum
Black Magic Taro
water celery variegated
oenanthe javanica flamingo
blue louisiana iris
sea wisp grande