Our Marginal Shelf Pond Plants come to you ready rooted in a mesh basket with aquatic compost for easy planting onto a Marginal Pond Plant Shelf:
Before you build a pond you should take into account the depths of water preferred by different Marginal pond plants and ensure you create the right depth marginal shelving into your pond construction. See the Build a Pondsection on the Tips and Advice pagesfor more information.
To find a pond plant suitable for your existing pond you can use our Plant Finder or the filters:
We have divided our marginal pond plants into shelf ,,according to the depth of shelf they require.
Some plants can handle a variety of marginal shelf depths.
All potential marginal shelf depths are shown on the More Information page for each plant with all its details or on the tickets sent with each plant.
Planting in a wet, muddy, waterlogged, boggy area
Use pond plants of the category:
These plants can stand with their roots in wet soil as well as on a shallow shelf of water at the pond edge
Their crowns are capable of exposure to frost and ice on the mud surface.