Zone three

Zone 3™ - Marginal plants

Marginal plants grow in the shallow waters around pond edges. Oz Watergardens have grouped plants according to the recommended water depths for pond plants. Zone 3TM  refers to plants that grow well in water that is 0-20cm deep. Therefore all their roots are below the waterline and some or all their leaves may be in the water.

Marginal plants enhance the pond-scape through softening the pond edges. Provide shelter for various pond life, such as frogs and fish. They also help to provide some protection from predators such as cats.

Some marginal plants trail out over the pond surface, creating a mat of foliage. They can help protect pond edges and liners, you can also use them to hide or camouflage ugly wiring and plumbing from pond pumps, filters and lighting.

Many marginal plants are great for planting in shallow ponds and water bowls where deeper water is just not an option. They are ideal for urns and planters and offer a variety of plants to choose from. By combining a selection of different marginal plants, decorative table top displays can be quite inspiring and a bowl lot of fun.

Acorus calamus Variegatus

Alisma plantago-aquatica

Bacopa caroliniana

Bacopa monniera

Baumea articulata

Baumea rubiginosa

Berula erecta

Carex rippara

Centella cordifolia

Colocasia esculenta

Colocasia esculenta Amazon Queen

Colocasia esculenta Black Magic

Cotula coronopifolia

Crassula helmsii

Cypella aquatilis

Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus papyrus Little Pharaoh

Cyperus prolifer

Eleocharis acuta

Eleocharis dulcis

Goodenia lanata

Hibiscus coccinea

Hydrocotyle verticillata

Iris laevigata Albopurpurea

Iris laevigata Assorted

Iris laevigata Royal Cartwheel

Iris laevigata Snowdrift

Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus Flora Pleno

Iris versicolor Gerald Darby

Iris versicolor

Iris vinicolor Cuisine

Iris vinicolor Good Vibes

Isotoma fluviatalis

Juncus amabilis

Juncus effusus Spiralis

Juncus gregiflorus

Juncus pallidus

Juncus pauciflorus

Leperonia articulata

Ludwigia pallustris

Lysimachia nummalaria

Lysimachia nummularia Aurea

Marsilea angustifolia

Marsilea drummondii

Myriophyllum crispatum

Myriophyllum papillosum

Myriophyllum varifolium

Oenanthe javanica Pink Flamingo

Philydrum lanuginosum

Ranunculus inundatus

Rhyncospora colorata

Ranunculus lingua

Rotala rotundifolia

Saururus cernuus

Schoenoplectus lacustris Albescens

Schoenoplectus lacustris Zebrinus

Thalia geniculata

Triglochin procerum

Triglochin striata

Tulbaghia violacea

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Zantedeschia Green Goddess