Marginal Plants

Acorus calamus by J.F. Gaffard, Autoreille http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Acorus_calamus1.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License 24/03/10
Acorus calamus by J.F. Gaffard
Botanical Name: Acorus calamus
Common Name: Sweet Flag
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 90cm - Spread: 60cm
Flowering period: May to July
Propagation: Divide rhizomes in spring
Skill: Easy

Alisma plantago-aquatica by Christian Fischer http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AlismaPlant1.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License 24/03/10
Alisma plantago-aquatica by Christian Fischer
Botanical Name: Alisma plantago aquatica
Common Name: Water Plantain
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 75cm - Spread: 45cm
Flowering period: June to September
Propagation: Divide in spring or sow seeds in summer
Skill: Easy

Butomus umbellatus by Bouba http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Butomus_umbellatus.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License 24/03/10
Butomus umbellatus by Bouba
Botanical Name: Butomus umbellatus
Common Name: Flowering Rush
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 13cm
Height: 120cm - Spread: 45cm
Flowering period: July to September
Propagation: Divide rhizomes in spring
Skill: Medium

Calla palustris http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:%E3%83%9F%E3%82%BA%E3%83%90%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%82%A6%E9%9B%A8%E7%AB%9C%E6%B2%BCP7020055.JPG. Public domain. 24/03/10
Calla palustris
Botanical Name: Calla palustris
Common Name: Bog Arum
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 25cm
Height: 25cm - Spread: 30cm
Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Divide in spring or sow seeds in autumn
Skill: Easy

Caltha palustris by Wildfeuer http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2007-03-27Caltha_palustris01.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Caltha palustris by Wildfeuer
Botanical Name: Caltha palustris
Common Name: Marsh Marigold
Position: Full sun, light shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 5cm
Height: 40cm - Spread: 45cm
Flowering period: March to July
Propagation: Divide or sow seeds in late summer
Skill: Easy

Carex pseudocyperus by H. Zell http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carex_pseudocyperus_001.JPG. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Carex pseudocyperus by H. Zell
Botanical Name: Carex pseudocyperus
Common Name: Sedge
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 5cm
Height: 1.2m - Spread: 1m
Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Cotula coronopifolia http://pdphoto.org/PictureDetail.php?mat=&pg=8031. Public domain. 24/03/10
Cotula coronopifolia by pdphoto
Botanical Name: Cotula coronopifolia
Common Name: Golden Buttons
Position: Full sun Hardiness: Tender
Planting depth: Up to 12cm
Height: 15cm - Spread: 30cm Flowering period: All summer
Propagation: Sow seeds in spring
Skill: Easy

Cyperus alternifolius http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cyperus_alternifolius.jpg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Cyperus alternifolius
Botanical Name: Cyperus longus
Common Name: Galingale, Umbrella Sedge
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 10cm
Height: 1.5m - Spread: 90cm Flowering period: August to September
Propagation: Sow seeds or divide in spring and summer
Skill: Easy

Equisetum hyemale by OpenCage http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rough_Horsetail.jpg. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic. 24/03/10
Equisetum hyemale by OpenCage
Botanical Name: Equisetum hyemale
Common Name: Horse Tail
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 1.2m - Spread: 20cm Flowering period: N/A
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Eriophorum angustifolium by Kjetil Lenes http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myrull.jpg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Eriophorum angustifolium by Kjetil Lenes
Botanical Name: Eriophorum angustifolium
Common Name: Cotton Grass
Position: Full sun, light shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 5cm
Height: 40cm - Spread: 90cm Flowering period: July to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Medium

Geum rivale by Frank Vincentz http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geum_rivale1_ies.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Geum rivale by Frank Vincentz
Botanical Name: Geum rivale
Common Name: Water Avens
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 2cm
Height: 45cm - Spread: 45cm Flowering period: May to September
Propagation: Divide in autumn or spring
Skill: Easy

Glyceria fluitans by Christian Fischer http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GlyceriaFluitans1.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Glyceria fluitans by Christian Fischer
Botanical Name: Glyceria fluitans
Common Name: Water Grass
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 1m - Spread: Invasive Flowering period: Insignificant, May to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Hippuris vulgaris by Rl http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2007_Hippuris_vulgaris.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Hippuris vulgaris by Rl
Botanical Name: Hippuris vulgaris
Common Name: Mare's tail
Position: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 60cm
Height: 20cm - Spread: Large Flowering period: Insignificant, June to July
Propagation: Division, seeds or stem cuttings
Skill: Easy

Houttuynia cordata by Wouter Hagens http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Houttuynia_cordata_C.jpg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Houttuynia cordata by Wouter Hagens
Botanical Name: Houttuynia cordata
Common Name: Chameleon
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 10cm
Height: 20cm - Spread: 100cm Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Division, Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Hypericum by Monedula http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Hypericum_maculatum_001.jpg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Hypericum by Monedula
Botanical Name: Hypericum elodes
Common Name: Marsh St John's Wort
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 5cm
Height: 30cm - Spread: 40cm Flowering period: July to August
Propagation: Divide in spring or take cuttings in summer
Skill: Medium

Iris pseudacorus http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Iris_Pseudacorus.jpg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Iris pseudacorus
Botanical Name: Iris pseudacorus
Common Name: Yellow Flag
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 20cm
Height: 1.2m - Spread: 1m Flowering period: May to July
Propagation: Divide after flowering
Skill: Easy

Iris versicolor © Pond Life
Iris versicolor © Pond Life
Botanical Name: Iris versicolor
Common Name: American Blue Flag
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 10cm
Height: 60cm - Spread: 1m Flowering period: May to June
Propagation: Divide after flowering
Skill: Easy

Juncus effusus by Kristian Peters http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Juncus_effusus.jpeg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Juncus effusus by Kristian Peters
Botanical Name: Juncus effusus
Common Name: Rush
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 12cm
Height: 1m - Spread: 30cm Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Lobelia fulgens by Wouter Hagens http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Lobelia_fulgens_B.jpg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Lobelia fulgens by Wouter Hagens
Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name: Cardinal Flower
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 90cm - Spread: 30cm Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Divide in spring or take cuttings in summer
Skill: Easy

Lysichiton americanus by Martin Bravenboer http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WesternSkunkCabbage.JPG. Public domain. 24/03/10
Lysichiton americanus by Martin Bravenboer
Botanical Name: Lysichiton americanus
Common Name: Yellow Skunk Cabbage
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 5cm
Height: 90cm - Spread: 1.2m Flowering period: April to May
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Medium

Lysimachia punctata by Wouter Hagens http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Lysimachia_punctata_C.jpg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Lysimachia punctata by Wouter Hagens
Botanical Name: Lysimachia punctata
Common Name: Loosestrife
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 5cm
Height: 1m - Spread: 60cm Flowering period: June to September
Propagation: Divide in spring or autumn
Skill: Easy

Lythrum salicaria by Manfred Heyde http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lythrum_salicaria_Rhine.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Lythrum salicaria by Manfred Heyde
Botanical Name: Lythrum salicaria
Common Name: Purple Loosestrife
Position: Full sun Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 8cm
Height: 2m - Spread: 60cm Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Mentha aquatica by Daniel Feliciano http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mentha_aquatica21.JPG. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Mentha aquatica by Daniel Feliciano
Botanical Name: Mentha aquatica
Common Name: Water Mint
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 8cm
Height: 90cm - Spread: 75cm Flowering period: July to October
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Menyanthes trifoliata by Frank Vincentz http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Menyanthes_trifoliata2_ies.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Menyanthes trifoliata by Frank Vincentz
Botanical Name: Menyanthes trifoliata
Common Name: Bog Bean
Position: Full sun Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 8cm
Height: 25cm - Spread: 1m Flowering period: May to July
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Medium

Mimulus ringens by Tgnil http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monkey_flower_brdgwtr_20080803_3047.JPG. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Mimulus ringens by Tgnil Vincentz
Botanical Name: Mimulus ringens
Common Name: Monkey Flower
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 5cm
Height: 60cm - Spread: 30cm Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Divide or sow seeds in spring, take cuttings in summer
Skill: Medium

Myosotis palustris by Jerzy Opiola http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myosotis_palustris_a1.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Myosotis palustris by Jerzy Opiola
Botanical Name: Myosotis palustris
Common Name: Water Forget-Me-Not
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 8cm
Height: 30cm - Spread: Huge Flowering period: May to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Myriophyllum aquaticum by Andre Karwath http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myriophyllum_aquaticum_-_top_%28aka%29.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Myriophyllum aquaticum by Andre Karwath
Botanical Name: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Common Name: Parrot Feather
Position: Full sun Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: 10-15cm
Height: 10cm - Spread: 1.8m Flowering period: Insignificant
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Easy

Nasturtium officinale by Tigerente http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rorippa_nasturtium-aquaticum01.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Nasturtium officinale by Tigerente
Botanical Name: Nasturtium officinale
Common Name: Parrot Feather
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 12cm
Height: 50cm - Spread: 1m Flowering period: April to October
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Peltandra virginica by Robert H. Mohlenbrock http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peltandra_virginica.jpg. Public domain. 24/03/10
Peltandra virginica by Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Botanical Name: Peltandra virginica
Common Name: Arrow Arum
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 12cm
Height: 60cm - Spread: 30cm Flowering period: June
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Phalaris arundinacea © Pond LifePhalaris arundinacea © Pond Life
Botanical Name: Phalaris arundinacea
Common Name: Gardeners Garters
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 10cm
Height: 1m - Spread: 1.2m Flowering period: June to July
Propagation: Divide in spring and summer
Skill: Easy

Pontederia cordata by bdk http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pontederia_cordata_S.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Pontederia cordata by bdk
Botanical Name: Pontederia cordata
Common Name: Pickerel Weed
Position: Full sun Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 12cm
Height: 90cm - Spread: 75cm Flowering period: August to September
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Medium

Ranunculus lingua by Kristian Peters http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ranunculus_lingua.jpeg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Ranunculus lingua by Kristian Peters
Botanical Name: Ranunculus lingua
Common Name: Greater Spearwort
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 90cm - Spread: Large Flowering period: May to September
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Sagittaria sagittifolia by TeunSpaans http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SagittariaSagittifolia-bloem-kl.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Sagittaria sagittifolia by TeunSpaans
Botanical Name: Sagittaria sagittifolia
Common Name: Arrowhead
Position: Full sun Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 50cm - Spread: 1m Flowering period: July to August
Propagation: Divide in summer
Skill: Easy

Saururus cernuus by Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SACE. Public domain. 24/03/10
Saururus cernuus by Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Botanical Name: Saururus cernuus
Common Name: Lizard's Tail
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 10cm
Height: 40cm - Spread: 40cm Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Scirpus lacustris by Bernd Haynold http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schoenoplectus_lacustris_260605.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Scirpus lacustris by Bernd Haynold
Botanical Name: Scirpus lacustris
Common Name: Bulrush
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 10cm
Height: 1.2m - Spread: 60cm Flowering period: August to September
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Myriophyllum aquaticum by André Karwath http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sparganerect_detail.jpg. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic. 24/03/10
Sparganium erectum by Fritz Geller-Grimm
Botanical Name: Sparganium erectum
Common Name: Bur-reed
Position: Full sun, partial shade, shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 10cm
Height: 1m - Spread: 60cm Flowering period: June to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Easy

Typha latifolia by JoJan http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Typha_latifolia01.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Typha latifolia by JoJan
Botanical Name: Typha latifolia
Common Name: Reedmace
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 2.5m - Spread: 1m Flowering period: July to August
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Medium

Veronica beccabunga by Kristian Peters   http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Veronica_beccabunga.jpeg. GNU Free Documentation License. 24/03/10
Veronica beccabunga by Kristian Peters
Botanical Name: Veronica beccabunga
Common Name: Brooklime
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Planting depth: Up to 10cm
Height: 20cm - Spread: 40cm Flowering period: May to September
Propagation: Take cuttings in summer
Skill: Medium

Zantedeschia aethiopica by Manfred Heyde   href=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheverny26.jpg. GNU Free Documentation License. 20/11/2013
Zantedeschia aethiopica by Manfred Heyde
Botanical Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica
Common Name: Arum Lily
Position: Full sun Hardiness: Hardy (average winter)
Planting depth: Up to 15cm
Height: 90cm - Spread: 60cm Flowering period: June to October
Propagation: Divide in spring
Skill: Medium