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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 perimeter 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

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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 Giant Papyrus

A great new plant for the water garden. The heads grow 10" to 12" accross and the plant stands 30" to 36" tall. The sturdy stems protect this plant from wind damage.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Dwarf Papyrus

The 18" to 24" plant has many thin leaves on top of the stems. A nice accent to the water garden. This plant is viviparous and will grow new plants from the tops. Winter over as a houseplant.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Dwarf Umbrella Palm

This variety of the umbrella palm plant only grows about 2' tall. As with all the Cyperus plants it is viviparous and will grow new plants from the junction of the leaf and stem.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Egyptian Papyrus

Gets over 8' tall and needs a large planting container. The stiff triangular stems present attractive heads of needle-like foliage. also known as the Egyptian paper plant.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Umbrella Palm

A very popular plant that grows 3' to 4' tall. The foliage consists of long strap like leaves forming at the top of the stem.

Instore Price: $12.00
Online Price: $10.00

Variegated Umbrella Palm

Truly an outstanding plant. The variegation is magnificent. An occasional green stem will grow from this plant, if it does just trim it out. Winter over as a houseplant and divide in the spring. Grows 3' to 4'.

Instore Price: $20.00
Online Price: $15.00

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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