Watergarden Paradise

Aquatic Nursery

Low Growing Marginal Aquatic Plants

Plants that is suitable for the marginal water area in small water garden ponds or tubs. Usually planted around the shallower edges of the pond or tub. Dispatch anytime of the year unless specified.

Planting instructions is available for download here. Don't forget to include fertiliser tablets in your plantings.


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Acorus gramineus

Acorus gramineus (Japanese Sweet Flag)
Short and narrow dark green grass-like leaves growing from rhizome rootstock. Cone-like inflorescence appearing in the warmer months. Can also be grown as a waterside plant in moist conditions.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $8.50 each

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Acorus gramineus var. 'Ogon'

Acorus gramineus var. 'Ogon' (Golden Japanese Sweet Flag)
Short, narrow golden yellow and green variegated grass-like leaves growing from rhizome rootstock. Can also be grown as a waterside plant in moist conditions.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $8.50 each

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Acorus gramineus var. 'Variegatus'

Acorus gramineus var. 'Variegatus' (Variegated Japanese Sweet Flag)
Short, narrow green and white variegated grass-like leaves growing from rhizome rootstock. Can also be grown as a waterside plant in moist conditions.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.50 each

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Echinodorus 'Felix'

Echinodorus 'Felix' (Felix Sword Plant)
Green leaves heavily spotted and mottled with purplish-brown colour. Leaves may turn reddish underwater under strong light. Also used in aquariums. Uncommon.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Echinodorus 'Leopard'

Echinodorus 'Leopard' (Leopard Sword Plant)
Green leaves with small spots of purplish-brown. Also used in aquariums. Rare.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Echinodorus cordifolius 'Marble Queen'

Echinodorus cordifolius 'Marble Queen' (Variegated Radican Sword Plant)
Near heart shaped green leaves variegated with beautiful golden yellow splashes, spots & blotch patterns. White flowers produced on matured plants during the warmer months. Also used in aquariums.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Eleocharis acicularis

Eleocharis acicularis (Needle Spike Rush)
Very thin needle-like (or acicular) green grass-like leaves topped with tiny creamy white inflorescens. A great plant for small water features. Also grown as a fully submerged aquatic plant in outdoor ponds or indoor aquarium conditions. Not for WA.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.50 each

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Eleocharis pusilla

Eleocharis pusilla (Dwarf Eleocharis)
Short dark red-brown to blackish spikelets produced on top of mid green stemmed foliage. More of a small grower than a medium grower.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $12.50 each

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Eriophorum angustifolium

Eriophorum angustifolium (Cotton Grass)
Green linear grass-like foliage with cotton ball-like inflorescens during the warmer months.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.50 each

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Houttuynia cordata

Houttuynia cordata (Houttuynia)
The rare single flowered form of this species. Dark green heart shaped leaves growing from creeping rhizomes. Beautiful white flowers in the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. Dormant in winter.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Houttuynia cordata var. 'Flore Pleno'

Houttuynia cordata var. 'Flore Pleno' (Double Houttuynia)
Green heart shaped leaves growing from creeping rhizomes. Beautiful double white flowers in the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. Rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $16.50 each

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Houttuynia cordata var. 'Variegata'

Houttuynia cordata var. 'Variegata' (Chameleon Plant)
Multi-coloured heart-shaped leaves growing from creeping rhizomes. Attractive single white flowers produced in the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.50 each

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Mentha diemenica (Slender Water Mint)
A mat forming mint with branching stems and oval green leaves. Tiny lavender flowers produced in the warmer months. Scented.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $9.50 each

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Ranunculus flammula

Ranunculus flammula (English Water Buttercup/Lesser Spearwort)
Shorter spear shaped, ovate or lanceolate deep green leaves. Golden yellow flowers produced in Autumn. A vintage. Not commonly available. Does very well in cold areas and spreads faster in warmer climate.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Samolus parviflorus

Samolus parviflorus (Water Pimpernel/Water Alyssum)
A rosette of light green elliptic leaves with racemes of tiny white flowers in the warmer months. Also used in aquariums.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $7.50 each

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Lizard's Tail

Saururus cernuus (Lizard's Tail)
Green heart shaped leaves grown from runners. Creamy white pendulous lizard tail-like flower spikes produced in the warmer months. Also used in aquariums.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $8.50 each

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Selliera radicans

Selliera radicans (Swamp Weed)
Bright green obovate leaves growing from runners/suckers. Small near white flowers produced in the warmer months. Prefers climate with low humidity and shelter from hot winds.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $9.50 each

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Sisyrinchium boreale

Sisyrinchium boreale/Sisyrinchium californicum (Yellow-eyed Grass)
Short grass-like greyish green leaves. Small starry golden yellow flowers produced in the warmer months. Not for WA.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $9.50 each

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Triglochin striata (Streaked Arrow Grass)
Fine narrow cylindrical green grass-like leaves growing from runners. Tiny greenish flower spikes during the warmer months. Unlike other perennial plants under this genus, this species does not produce tubers.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $12.50 each

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Villarsia albiflora - Ornduffia albiflora

Villarsia albiflora / Ornduffia albiflora (White Marsh Flower)
The truly beautiful & unusual white flowered species from Western Australia. Interesting kidney shaped green leaves with papery-like texture. Attractive panicles of white star shaped flowers during the warmer months. There are different leaf forms across this species, this one is the more common kidney-shaped leaf form. Very limited stock.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

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Villarsia reniformis - Ornduffia reniformis

Villarsia reniformis / Ornduffia reniformis (Running Marsh Flower)
Thick succulent textured dark green kidney shaped leaves with lime green undersides. Spreads by running stems or stolons. Panicles of golden yellow star shaped flowers during the warmer months.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $12.50 each

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Villarsia umbricola - Ornduffia umbricola

Villarsia umbricola / Ornduffia umbricola (Erect Marsh Flower)
Bright green leaves of varying shapes from kidney to oval shaped with slightly scalloped edges. Panicles of golden yellow star shaped flowers during the warmer months. Two variants exist from this species, of which they can only be identified by seed structure.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $15.00 each

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Xerochrysum palustre

Xerochrysum palustre / Bracteantha palustris (Swamp Everlasting/Swamp Paper Daisy)
Beautiful golden yellow paper daisy flowers in early spring. A plant that is excellent for habitat gardens. Grows to a height of approximates 50cms. Tolerates waterlogging to highly moist condition.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

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Code explanations:

Tolerant of cold temperate climate = Tolerant of cold temperate climate
Tolerant of tropical climate = Tolerant of tropical climate
Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate
Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost
Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight = Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight
Full Sun = Full Sun
Part Sun & Part Shade = Part Sun & Part Shade
Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features
Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens
Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams
Great as cut flowers = Great as cut flowers
Native to Australia = Native to Australia