Tropical Marginal Plants

Marginal plants are placed in the shallow water of  a pond to help soften the edge of a pond or make it look for natural. Varieties which are tender in New York, therefore need to be wintered over indoors  and commonly found at Bergen Water Gardens include:

Blue Bell – Ruellia brittoniana

Blue Bell Compacta – Ruellia brittoniana ‘Katie

Blue Star Creeper – Pratia pedunculata

Bog Lily – Crinum americanum

Canna, Australia – Canna ‘Australia’

Canna, Bengal tiger – Canna americanallis variegata

Canna, Black Knight

Canna – Longwood Hybrids:
               Endeavor – Canna glauca ‘Endeavor’
               Erebus –   Canna glauca ‘Erebus’

Canna, Orange King Humbert – Canna ‘King Humbert’

Canna, Stuttgart – Canna ‘Stuttgart’

Cardinal Flower ‘Queen Victoria’ – Lobelia fulgens ‘Queen Victoria’

Chinese Ground Orchid – Bletilla striata

Fern, Leather – Acrostichum danaefolium

Ginger, Butterfly – Hedychium coronarium

Grass. Blue Eye – Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Papyrus, Dwarf – Cyperus haspan

Papyrus, Dwarf Giant – Cyperus percamenthus

Papyrus, Giant – Cyperus papyrus

Papyrus, Mexican – Cyperus giganteus

Pickeral, Giant – Pontederia lanceolata

Radican, Marble Queen – Echinodorus cordifolius

Rain Lily – Zephyranthes candida

Sagittaria, Aztec – Sagittaria montevidensis

Society Garlic – Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic, Variegated – Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’

Spider Lily – Hymenocallis liriosme

Star Grass – Dichromena colorata

Star Grass Giant – Dichromena latifolia

Taro, Black Magic – Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’

Taro, Black Marble – Colocasia multiflora ‘Black Marble’

Taro, Blue Hawaii – Colocasia esculenta ‘Blue Hawaii’

Taro, Chicago Harlequin –

Taro, Imperial – Colocasia antiquorum

Taro, Tea Cups –

Umbrella Palm – Cyperus alternifolius

Umbrella Palm Dwarf – Cyperis alterifolius ‘Gracilis’

Umbrella Palm Medium – Cyperus spp.

Water Hibiscus Red – Hibiscus coccineus

Water Hibiscus White – Hibiscus moscheutos