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Lathyrus palustris (marsh pea)
listed as native by some authors. Vigorous spreading everlasting sweet pea with small pink flowers. Useful for ground cover or scrambling up difficult banks.

• Height variable
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0cm deep

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Lychnis flos-cuculi (ragged robin)
essential native waterside plant. Pretty dissected pink flowers on rosettes of slightly tatty leaves.
• Height 20cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0cm deep

£2.80
3 for £7.00
Lycopus europaeaus (Gipsywort)
a native plant with jagged nettle-like foliage and small white flowers. Various traditional uses are claimed for this plant.
• Height 80cm
• Part or dense shade
• Plant 0cm deep

£2.80
Lysimachia nummularia (creeping Jenny)
a mat forming native creeping plant with light green leaves and yellow flowers, often seen as a foliage plant in hanging baskets. The form “Aurea” (pictured) has yellow leaves and yellow flowers and is great for setting off darker foliage – try under purple leaved plants for effect.
• Height 2cm
• Part Shade

£2.80
Lysimachia vulgaris (common loosestrife)
A tough native plant with green lanceolate leaves and clusters of rich yellow flowers. Good wildlife value.

• Height 100cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0cm deep


£2.80
Lysimachia nummularia (creeping Jenny)
a mat forming native creeping plant with light green leaves and yellow flowers, often seen as a foliage plant in hanging baskets. The form “Aurea” (pictured) has yellow leaves and yellow flowers and is great for setting off darker foliage – try under purple leaved plants for effect.
• Height 2cm
• Part Shade

£2.80
Lysimachia vulgaris (common loosestrife)
A tough native plant with green lanceolate leaves and clusters of rich yellow flowers. Good wildlife value.

• Height 100cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0cm deep


£2.80
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
another essential unfussy native. Purple spires of flowers on woody stems. Can self seed to a problem degree in bare soil. Happy in shallow water or garden soil. I also have a few Lythrum “Blush”; “Dropmore Purple” and “Rosy Gem”; all at £4.00 each
• Height 180cm
• Full sun
• Plant 0-5cm deep

£2.50
Mentha aquatica (water mint)
another essential native plant. Spreads vigorously in shallow water but won't invade dry land or deep water. Summer flowering with lilac/mauve flowers. Not suitable for small ponds as it will invade everything.
• Height 20cm
• Sun or part shade
• Plant 0-5cm deep

£2.50
3 for £7.00
Mentha pulegium (penny royal)
another native member of the mint family, as above.

• Height 20cm
• Sun or part shade
• Plant 0-5cm deep

£2.50
Menyanthes trifoliata (bog bean)
an uninspiring name for a very useful native plant. Roots at the margins and in shallow water to 30cm deep, forming a floating raft in deeper water which provides habitat for all manner of invertebrates. Pretty white bean-like flowers in Spring stand above three-segmented leaves. Vigorous and will need controlling in a smaller pond.
• Height 10cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-10cm deep

£2.50
3 for £7.00
Myosotis scorpioides (water forget-me-not)
pretty native that flourishes in wet places, even seeding and growing in shallow water. Grows, flowers, seeds, dies then new plants grow from the seeds. Charming to scramble through other plants at the margins.
• Height 20cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-10cm deep

£2.50
3 for £7.00
Nasturtium officinale (water cress)
see Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

£2.50
Nuphar lutea (brandy bottle)
a native fast growing lily with a small globe shaped yellow flower with a faintly alcoholic smell. Very vigorous and only suitable for large ponds, where it may still need some control. Best depth 1-2 metres.
£10.00
Nymphaea alba (White water lilly)
the only native member of the Nymphaea genus, a large and fairly fast growing lily with white flowers. Can cope with depths up to 1.5 metres and will make large stands.
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£7.50
Nymphoides peltata (water fringe, fringed water lily)
not really a lily at all but actually related to bogbean. A very fast spreading plant, with floating lily-like leaves crumpled at the margins on long trailing stems, rooting at the nodes on shallow water and supporting a large number of yellow flowers about 5cm across in summer. Only suitable for large ponds.
£2.50
Osmunda regalis (Royal fern)
an impressive native fern with broad pinnae and brown spore carrying fronds making a good contrast. Ideal for damp shade, mix with Matteucia for great effect.
• Height 1.2 metres
• Part shade

£4.00
Persicaria amphibia (amphibious bistort)
creeping native plant with willow-like leaves and pink upright flowers. Will float out from pond edges in a small raft. Great for small wildlife ponds as it doesn’t become invasive.
• Height 20cm
• Full sun
• Plant 0-20cm deep

£3.20
Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)
wildly invasive native grass planted by the foolhardy! Avoid unless you have an acre or two to fill.
• Height 90cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-20cm deep

£2.80
Phragmites australis (common reed)
another one to avoid in gardens, rampantly invasive and only suitable for large lakes, bird sanctuaries, thatchers or reedbed water treatment systems.
• Height 250cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-50cm deep

£2.80
Potamogeton natans
A rapidly spreading native plant growing to 150cm deep; insignificant brownish flowers in summer. Often confused with Aponogeton, but leaves are slightly less oval and a brownish green. Not recommended for garden ponds but useful in larger native ponds and lakes.
£4.00
Potentilla palustris (Marsh cinquefoil)
Marsh cinquefoil has a somewhat shrubby habit with sprawling stems, height about 20m but spreading widely and occasionally rooting at the nodes. Unusual maroon flowers complement the interesting glaucous leaves.

£3.20
Primula veris (Cowslip)
our native cowslip. Getting rare in the wild - plant a few and help out!
• Height 20cm
£3.00
Primula vulgaris (Primrose)
our native primula; doesn’t really need particularly damp conditions but is happy in damp soil. If you don’t already have some in your garden they are a useful filler, flowering early in gaps left by deciduous perennials and shrubs.
£2.80
Ranunculus acris (Meadow Buttercup)
a taller and less invasive plant than the creeping buttercup with attractive finely divided leaves and flowers to about 50cm.

 

£2.80
Ranunculus flammula (Lesser spearwort)
is the lesser spearwort, a vigorous but dainty native for shallow water.

 

£2.80
Ranunculus lingua (Greater spearwort)
is the greater spearwort, named I'm sure for its ability to grow straight through anything, including pond liner. Fine for a large wildlife pond, but to be avoided in gardens.

 

£2.80
Rorippa (Nasturtium) aquaticum (water cress)
only really thrives in running water but useful for covering edges of a waterfall or stream feature. Goes to seed in warmer weather.
• Height 30cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-10cm deep

£2.50
Rumex hydrolapathum (great water dock)
statuesque dock for wildlife ponds. One of the very few native plants with huge leaves, so it goes well with the ubiquitous grasses, rushes and irises.
• Height 1 metre
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-10cm deep

£4.00
Rumex sanguineus (red veined dock)
attractive green leaves with blood red veins.
• Height 60cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0cm deep

£2.80
Sagittaria sagittifolia (arrowhead)
S sagittifolia is native, with attractive deeply cleft arrow-shaped leaves and smallish three-petalled white flowers in midsummer. It overwinters as small green buds called turions deep in the mud.
• Height 40-80cm
• Sun or part shade
• Plant 01-20cm deep

£3.20
Schoenoplectus lacustris (Bulrush)
This is the true native bulrush, not the reedmace with poker heads (Typha) that almost everyone refers to as bulrushes. Hollow green leaves rise from the base to up to 2 metres, topping which are brown spiky flowers. Rather vigorous for small ponds.

• Height 150cm
• Sun or part shade
• Plant 10-30cm deep

£2.80
Scrophularia auriculata (water figwort)
only gets a mention because it’s native, a scruffy stinky plant with little to recommend it except for the fact that the tiny reddish flowers seem to attract bees and hoverflies, which I suppose is the point.
• Height 30cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-10cm deep

£2.80
Silene dioica (Campion)
A well-known native wildflower, ubiquitous here in Devon. Flowers all season and readily self-seeds, pretty and easy, especially good for wildlife areas.
• Height 40cm
• Any soil and position
except heavy shade

£2.80
Sparganium erectum (branched burr reed)
excellent native plant, pretty vigorous so not really suitable for smaller pools. Dark green iris type leaves with attractive spherical white spiky flowers maturing into spiky green seed capsules.
• Height 120cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-20cm deep

£2.80
Stachys palustris (marsh woundwort)
another thug, fine for large natural areas but too invasive for garden ponds. Tall stems support minty pink/purple flowers in midsummer. Good for insects.
• Height 1 metre
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0-10 cm deep

£2.80
Stratiotes aloides (Water soldier)
this one really is native despite its tropical look. Named because it overwinters on the bottom of the pond then rises to the surface in spring, looking like a large pineapple top with purplish tinges to the emergent leaves. Occasional white flowers may be seen. Where it is happy it will reproduce, making mini plantlets on the end of runners like a spider plant.

 

£3.00
 
Succisa pratensis (Devil’s bit scabious)
Another useful late performer, flowering in September to October. Lovely lilac-blue pompoms freely produced on wiry stems above a rosette of floppy, slightly woolly leaves. Again native and good for wildlife plantings.
• Height 80cm
• Full sun or part shade

£3.20
Typha angustifolia (narrow leaved reed mace)
the smaller of our two native species with leaves to about 1.5 metres high and 1.5cm wide. The pokers have male and female flowers separated by a gap.
• Height 50cm -2 metres
• Full sun
• Plant 0cm deep

£2.80
Typha latifolia (broad leaved reed mace)
the larger species, growing to 2.4 metres high with leaves to 3cm wide. Fat pokers have male and female parts adjacent (oo er missus!).
• Height 50cm -2 metres
• Full sun
• Plant 0cm deep

£2.80
Veronica beccabunga (brooklime)
widely distributed creeping native typically found at the edges of streams, quick growing and good for covering edges. Oval glossy green leaves with plentiful small blue flowers throughout the summer. Rarely becomes a pest.
• Height 20cm
• Full sun or part shade
• Plant 0cm deep

£2.50
3 for £7.00
 
 
 
     
   
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