Hardy Marginal Plants

Marginal plants are places in the shallow water of  a pond to help soften the edge of a pond or make it look for natural. Varieties which are winter hardy in New York and commonly found at Bergen Water Gardens include:

Arrow Arum Peltandra virginica

Arrowhead Sagittaria latifolia

Bloody Dock Rumex sanguineus

Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Fan Salmon Lobelia Fan Salmon

Cattail, Dwarf – Typha minima

Cattail, Graceful –Typha laxmanni

Cattail, Variegated – Typha latifolia variegata.

Cattail,  Zebra  Typha augustifolia

Clover, Variegated – Marsilea mutica

Golden Club – Orontium aquaticm

Golden Club ‘Big Red’ – Orontium aquaticum ‘Big Red’

Houttuynia, Chameleon – Houttuynia cordata variegata

Coreopsis , Pink –

Iris, Japanese – Iris kaempferi

Iris, Louisiana Black Gamecock

Iris, Yellow – Iris pseudocorus Note:  as of 2015 Yellow Iris can no longer be sold in New York State

Lizard’s Tail – Saururus cernuus

Lizard’s Tail. Chinese – Saururus chinesis

Marsh Marigold –  Caltha palustris

Marsh Marigold, Double – Caltha palustris

Monkey Flower Mimulus ringens

Obedient Plant – Physostegia leptophylla

Pickerel, Blue – Pontederia cordata

Plantain, Red – Plantago major rubrifolia

Reed, Candy Stripe – Phragmites australis ‘Candy Stripe’

Reed, Giant Variegated – Arundo donax variegata

Ribbon Grass, Strawberries & Cream – Phalaris arundinacea ‘Strawberries & Cream’

Rush, Corkscrew – Juncus effusus

Rush, Corkscrew Blue Medusa – Juncus inflexus ‘Afro’

Rush, Flowering – Butomus umbellatus

Rush, Horsetail Robustum – Equisetum hyemale ‘Robustum’

Rush, Variegated – Baumea rubiginosa variegata

Rush, White – Scirpus albescens

Rush, Zebra – Scirpus tabernae-montani ‘Zebrinus’

Sagittaria Crushed Ice – Sagittaria graminea ‘ Crushed Ice’

Sedge – Carex spp.

Sedge, Blue Variegated – Carex flacca ‘bias’

Sedge. Black Flowering – Carex nigra

Spearwort Miniature – Ranunculus flammula

Sweetflag, Variegated – Acorus calamus variegatus

Silver Thalia  – Thalia dealbata

Water Celery, Variegated – Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’