Shelf Pond plants

Plants for ponds for sale already potted in mesh baskets & aquatic soil ready to be placed on marginal shelf

Symbol Shelf depth in cm Shelf depth in inches
<p>Suitable for waterlogged soil (wet mud)</p> wet mud wet mud
<p>Suitable for shelf depth 13-15cm(5-6”) or waterlogged mud </p> 13 -15 5 - 6
<p>Suitable for shelf depth 14-22cm (approx 6-9”)</p> 15 -22 6 - 9
<p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”) below water surface</p> 23 - 44 10 - 17
<p>Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18”+) below water surface level</p> 45 + 18 +

Marginal shelf plants for ponds:

  • Can be upright (emergent) or horizontal (rafting) across the water surface.
  • Potted aquatic marginal pond plants will quickly add foliage, colour and habitats for wildlife to the edge of the pond area
  • Place 3 x 1 litre baskets per metre length on a marginal pond plant shelf
  • Use more marginal plants if the shelf is wide or if a full look is required quickly.

Water depth is vital to marginal shelf pond plants:

  • Place pond plants on the pond shelf at the correct depth for each plant variety
  • The depth required is on the ticket received with each plant type sent by us as depth over the top of the basket.
  • Too deep and marginal plants will not thrive, too shallow and other marginal plants will not receive the ice protection they require.

If you are planting a new pond you also need Oxygenating plants which grow under the water & Water lilies for the water surface. Or you can choose a Pond Planting scheme where we choose the plants for your pond for you.

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  1. Pond Plants - CALTHA PALUSTRIS (Marsh Marigold British Native shelf pond plant) Mounds of green round leaves with 3cm (1" approx) single yellow flowers
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • Wet Mud

    CALTHA PALUSTRIS (Marsh Marigold)

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
  2. CAREX RIPARIA (Greater Pond Sedge - British Native shelf pond plant) Green/grey foliage with black seedheads, opening to brown seeds
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • Wet Mud

    CAREX ACUTIFORMIS (Lesser Pond Sedge)

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
  3. Pond plants - CYPERUS ERAGROSTIS shelf pond plant with early spiky seed heads in green. Cut down the ripe seedheads of Cyperus eragrostis so they do not set seed
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • Moist Soil
    • Wet Mud

    CYPERUS ERAGROSTIS

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
  4. CYPERUS LONGUS (Sweet Gallingale - British Native shelf pond plant) Clusters of drooping brown seeds on each green spikelet. Cyperus longus is a strong grower 3ft tall and best suited to larger ponds or lakes.
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • 23-44cm
    • Wet Mud

    CYPERUS LONGUS (Sweet Gallingale)

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
    Out of stock
  5. IRIS (LOUISIANA HYBRID) BLACK GAMECOCK - shelf pond plant with 6 petalled dark purple/black flowers with yellow signals
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • Wet Mud

    IRIS (LOUISIANA HYBRID) BLACK GAMECOCK

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
  6. IRIS PSEUDACORUS (British Native shelf pond plant or waterlogged bog). Broad green leaves with yellow flowers on the commonly named Flag Iris
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • 23-44cm
    • Moist Soil
    • Wet Mud

    IRIS PSEUDACORUS (Flag Iris)

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
  7. IRIS PSEUDACORUS VARIEGATA - shelf pond plant with green and yellow variegated leaves in Spring (becoming plain green later in the season) with yellow Flag Iris flowers
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • Wet Mud

    IRIS PSEUDACORUS VARIEGATA

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
    Out of stock
  8. Pond plants - LYTHRUM SALICARIA (Loosestrife - British Native shelf pond plant) Purple flowers in whorls on woody stems. Beloved by insect pollinators
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • Wet Mud

    LYTHRUM SALICARIA (Loosestrife)

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
    Out of stock
  9. Pond plants - RANUNCULUS FLAMMULA - (British Native pond plant) Sprawling plant covered in small yellow buttercup flowers
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • Wet Mud

    RANUNCULUS FLAMMULA (Lesser Spearwort)

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket
  10. TYPHA LUGDUNENSIS (formerly Typha gracilis) Tall pond plant. Thin reedmace leaves and 10cm (4") light brown seedheads
    • 13-15cm
    • 15-22cm
    • 23-44cm

    TYPHA LUGDUNENSIS (Typha gracilis)

    £9.00
    In 11cm basket

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