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Shelf plants require potting


Shelf plants, also known as bog plants and marginal plants, come with starter pots. These plants will need repotted in a one or two gallon pot. We sell pots for plants, fertilzer, and we ship planting instrustions alongside your order.

Best for the edge of the pond


Bog plants are shelf plants that can grow outside of the pond. They naturally grow in swamp and marsh areas. The top of the roots should be planted near the water surface, no deeper then one foot. Props can be used to raise the container if needed.

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Hardy plants will survive the winter in the USA.
Hardy Flowering Plants Hardy Low Growing Plants Hardy Arrowhead Plants Hardy Iris Plants Hardy Cattails, Rushes, & Reeds
Tropical plants will not survive the winter.
Tropical Flowering Plants Tropical Palms & Papyrus Tropical Taro Plants Tropical Canna Plants

Browse All Hardy Cattail, Rush, and Reed Plants




2 Gallon Pot

1 Gallon Plant Container for Shelf Plants

We recommend using the one gallon planting container for all hardy shelf plants. Fill with top soil, and add a thin layer of gravel to the top to anchor the soil. We also suggest that fertilizer be used, 1-2 tablets per container. (8" in diameter x 6" in height)

Price: $1.95

Dwarf Bamboo

The slender stalks of this plant grow 18" to 24" high. It is not a true bamboo but is a hardy plant to accent the water garden. It is also very winter hardy.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Dwarf Cattail

Similar to a regular cattail but only gets 2' high.
No longer available.

Gold Variegated Reed

The green and cream leaves and its lush foliage will attract your attention. Grows to 4' high and spreads very quickly. Not available in CT, MA, MI, NC, and VT.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Graceful Cattail

Slender pale green foliage. Grows 4' high.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Sedge

The stems of this ornamental grass plant have 3 sides. This plant grows 2 to 4 tall. It is a fast grower and an excellent plant for filling in an area of the pond.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Strawberries and Cream Ribbon Grass

Attractive foliage with striking green and cream stripes. Good grower that gets 18" high. A good addition to the water garden.

Instore Price: $15.00
Online Price: $12.00

Variegated Cattail

The creamy variegation of this cattail is a welcome addition to the water garden. Grows 4-5 feet tall. It is a very robust grower so give it plenty of room to spread.

Instore Price: $20.00
Online Price: $16.00

Variegated Giant Reed

Grows to 7' tall and has green and white striped leaves. Very attractive. Should be grown in a large container. A very strong grower. Not available in CA, and TX.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Blue Rush

This is one of the bluest aquatic plants. It takes some shade and is semi-evergreen. It is an easy plant to grow and get about 2' tall.

Instore Price: $15.00
Online Price: $12.00

Corkscrew Rush

The stems twist and "corkscrew". Grows to an average of 2'. Everyone really seems to enjoy this unique plant. It is also extremely winter hardy.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Dwarf Horsetail Rush

Dark green stiff foliage is evergreen. Grows 6" to 8" high. Prefers shallow water to just moist soil. A nice foreground plant for the pond.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Goldstrike Rush

Striking dark green foliage with yellow-gold vertical striping. The plant maintains its variegation and is very hardy. It grows 2' to 3' tall.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Horsetail Rush

The dark green stalks of this plant are similar to bamboo. A popular choice. Gets 2' to 3' high. It prefers very shallow water to just moist soil. Evergreen in the winter.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Spike Rush

A charming plant that grows 12" tall. Hardy to zone 3. The grass-like leaves are tipped with small seed heads. Very easy to grow.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

White Rush

Grows to 4 feet. Stalks are white with pale green stripes. It is a very attractive plant and nicely accents the water garden.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Zebra Rush

Adds a vertical accent to your water garden. The 2' - 5' spikes are green with white horizontal stripes. It is very easy to grow so give it plenty of room to spread.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Unsorted Hardy Water Lilies for $20



Yellow Water Lily

Yellow Water Lily

$19.95, Lily has a long blooming season.

Pink Water Lily

Pink Water Lily

$19.95, A lovely water lily.

White Water Lily

White Water Lily

$19.95, Great hardy lilies.

Red Water Lily

Red Water Lily

$19.95, A common favorite water lily.


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