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Aquatics and Bog Plants

 

  

The following list of aquatics and bog plants suitable for water and bog gardens will doubtless be of assistance to those who are in any difficulty as to selection:

 

Plants for Water Margins

 

The following are mostly of noble growth, and are chiefly valuable for their fine foliage:

 

Gunnera scabra

Heracleum giganteum

G.manicata

H.mantegazzianum

Rheum emodi

Arundo donax

R.palmatum

Gynerium argenteum

Carex pendula

Equisetum telmateia

Osmunda regalis

Bamboos

 

Flowering plants for massing by the waterside:­

 

Iris kaempferi

S.palmata

Lythrum salicaria

Lysimachia vulgaris

I. sibirica

Bupthalmum speciosum

Spiraea gigantea

Thalictrum acquilegifolium

S.astilboides

Senecio japonicus

S.lindleyana

Polygonum sachalinense

Petasites vulgaris

 

If larger grouping is needed near the waterside, some of the moisture-loving shrubs will probably be useful. The following do well :­

 

Halesia tetraptera

Dogwoods

Cydonia vulgaris

Viburnum opulus

Rhododendrons

 

Aquatics

 

Plants which are suitable for pond and stream margins, the roots being under water. These include flowering sedges, rushes and reeds :­

 

Butomus umbellatus

Typha latifolia

Acorus calamus

T.angustifolia

Scirpus lacustris

Iris pseudo-acorus

Rumex hydrolapathum

Alisma plantago

Phragmites communis

Menyanthes trifoliata

Richardia aethiopica

  

The following should be used for deeper water :­

 

Stratiotes aloides

Villarsia nymphaeoides

Hottonia palustris

Ranunculus aquatilis

Pontederia cordata

Sagittaria sagittifolia

 

 

Chief among aquatics are the several forms of the hardy Nymphaeas, suitable for water of varying depths.

 

Plants for Bog and Water Margins

 

In tubs:­

 

Nymphaea pygmaea

Aponogeton distachyon

N.helvola

Butomus palustris

 

In small bog pools:­

 

Orontium aquaticum

Calla palustris

 

In the wettest bog margins:­

 

Ficaria grandiflora

Myositis palustris

Drosera rotundifolia

Onoclea sensibilis

Asplenium

Parnassia palustris

Nephrodium thelipteris

Pinguicula grandiflora

Osmunda

Primula sikkimensis

Struthiopteris germanica

Caltha palustries

 

For the drier parts of the bog garden the following would be suitable :­

 

Primula rosea

P.farinosa

Erica tetralix

E.hybrida

P.involucrata

Saxifraga peltata

P.capitata

S.granulata

Habenaria fimbriata.

Orchis foliosa

Sarracenia purpurea

O.latifolia

Dentaria digitata

Dielytra spectabilis

Mimulus luteus

Gentiana asclepiadea

Hellonias bullata

G.bavarica

Narthecium ossifragum

 

In well-shaded positions:­

 

Cypripedium spectabile

Epigaea repens

Trillium grandiflorum

Sanguinaria canadensis

 

Plants of larger habit, useful for bolder groups :­

 

Astilbe rivularis

Meconopsis wallichiana

Xerophyllum asphodeloides

Galax aphylla

 

Lilies in cool, peaty hollows :­

 

Lilium superbum

Lilium giganteum

L.canadense

L.pardalinum

 

 

 

 

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