Water gardens in full bloom – that is what we all wish for. Planting deep water
marginals in your water garden can add to the color of your water garden with
little work needed every year. Deep water marginal plants are just that, plants
that are planted in the deep water, that will grow and thrive in the water
garden where you have the water that is two to four feet deep.
Flowering rush is one deep water marginal that will provide you with pink
colored flowers in the summer months. This plant will grow to be about four feet
high as it matures. You will also find this plant available in a white colored
flower. This is an easy to grow plant that when placed in water over a foot deep
will thrive. You can plant the Flowering rush in the shade or in the full sun
areas of your water garden.
Papyrus is a plant that will grow to be about sixteen feet high, it is a plant
that you can plant in area of your garden anywhere that is over a foot of water
but it does best in the deeper water areas. Papyrus is a plant that is not very
hardy for the areas where the water will free totally in the winter months. The
plant will come back in the coldest regions where the water in the deepest
portions of your water garden do not freeze. That is the reason that planting in
the deeper water brings additional success.
Yellow flag is a deep water marginal plant that will produce several different
shades of yellow for your water garden. Some plants will grow to be just about
two feet tall while others varieties will grow to be almost four feet high. No
matter what variety of yellow flag you are growing, the full sun is the area to
plant this deep water marginal.
Reedmace is another deep water marginal plant. It grows to be about six feet
tall and should only be planted in the larger water garden as it is known to
spread out a bit. The flowers on this plant will appear in the summer months.
The most common name for this plant is cat n nine tails or cat tails. When this
plant is looking a bit thick in one area, the spring months is the best time to
thin them out by dividing the plants.