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Deep Water Marginal Plants

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.
 

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