Everything you need to know about the Louisiana Iris

Everything you need to know about the Louisiana Iris

Origins As their name suggests, Louisiana iris are native to the coastal swamps of the US state of Louisiana, particularly around New Orleans. The first known reference to Louisiana Irises is around 1812, when John James Audubon painted what he termed a...
Caltha Palustris the Marsh Marigold or Kingcup

Caltha Palustris the Marsh Marigold or Kingcup

Caltha Palustris, otherwise known as Marsh Marigold or sometimes Kingcup, is the earliest flowering of the commonly grown pond plants.  It blooms in late March/early April bringing golden yellow brightness to your pond or pool.  When planted into a 5lt planting crate...
Why should I have water plants?

Why should I have water plants?

You only need to browse through our store to see how beautiful water plants like our lilies are, how a marginal can brighten your pond’s borders and the reeds can add interest and drama to even the smallest tub garden or the largest lake. Stocking your pond...
Menyanthes trifoliata marginal perfection

Menyanthes trifoliata marginal perfection

Otherwise known as bog bean, marsh clover, marsh myrtle, Menyanthes trifoliata is a fabulous native marginal plant. It has large, attractive 3-lobed leaves and is one of the earliest flowering pond plants. In May and June it forms delightful spears of pink buds which...