Watergarden Paradise

Aquatic Nursery

Medium Height Marginal Aquatic Plants

Plants that is suitable for the marginal water area in medium or large ponds. Usually planted around the edges of the pond. Dispatch anytime of the year unless specified.

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Acorus calamus

Acorus calamus (Sweet Flag)
Iris-like bright green leaves grown from horizontal rhizomes. Flower spikes are sometimes known to have successfully set fruit or seed.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  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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Acorus calamus var. 'Variegatus'

Acorus calamus var. 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag)
Iris-like green leaves variegated with creamy white. Flower spikes are sometimes known to have successfully set fruit or seed.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  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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Acorus tatarinowii

Acorus tatarinowii (Grassleaf Sweetflag)
Grassy-like glossy green leaves grown from horizontal rhizomes. Flower spikes are sometimes known to have successfully set fruit or seed. Evergreen.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  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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Alisma plantago-aquatica

Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water Plantain)
Green ovate leaves with slightly cordate leaf base. Panicles of tiny 3-petalled pink to off-white flowers produced during the warmer months. Mostly propagated by seeds. Dormant in winter, forming underground bulb or tuber.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  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  Native to Australia

AUD $9.50 each

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Baumea juncea

Baumea juncea (Bare Twig Rush)
Grey-green circular culm-like stems. Deep reddish brown spikelets sparsely produced 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  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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Baumea preissii

Baumea preissii (Broad Twig Rush)
NEW! Wide green blade of very flatten stems. Tends to be evergreen for us. Dense clusters of reddish brown spikes produced from the stems during the warmer months. A native of Western Australia.
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  Native to Australia

AUD $16.50 each

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Baumea rubiginosa

Baumea rubiginosa (Soft Twig Rush)
Green blade culm-like flatten stems. Dense clusters of reddish brown spikes produced from the stems 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  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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Baumea rubiginosa var. 'Variegata'

Baumea rubiginosa var. 'Variegata' (Variegated Twig Rush/Striped Rush)
Attractive variegated form of the Australian native rush with stems edged with deep golden yellow. Great for colour contrast planting in water gardens.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  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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Baumea tetragona

Baumea tetragona (Square Stem Twig Rush)
An interesting and unusual Australian native rush with square-stemmed foliage. Grows in very moist soil or in very shallow water. Excellent for frog ponds or wetland habitat plantings. Uncommon.
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  Native to Australia

AUD $18.00 each

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Berula erecta

Berula erecta (Water Parsnip)
A medium growing marginal plant with fern-like green oblong to lanceolate leaves that has toothed margins. Umbels of creamy white flowers appearing in Autumn.
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 $6.00 each

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Caltha palustris var. palustris

Caltha palustris var. palustris (Giant Marsh Marigold)
Beautiful large green leaves that could reach up to the size of a dinner plate. Golden yellow flowers during the warmer months. A great addition to any water garden feature. Spreads by stolons. The largest growing plant of this genus. Formerly known as Caltha polypetala. Limited stock only.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  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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Carex elata 'Aurea'

Carex elata 'Aurea' (Bowles' Golden Sedge)
Very attractive glowing golden yellow leaves variegated with a blend of green colours. Weeping flowerheads in Autumn. Must not be grown in full sun as the plant will be subjected to leaf burn.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Carex fascicularis

Carex fascicularis (Tassel Sedge)
A sedge with green grass-like leaves growing from tough rhizomes with pendulous flower spike 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  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $8.50 each

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Carex paludosa

Carex paludosa (Blue Sedge)
Attractive bluish-grey coloured grass-like foliage with deep brown brushy spikes produced in the warmer months. Very tough and hardy.
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 $8.50 each

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Carex pendula

Carex pendula (Weeping Sedge)
Attractive sedge with deep green grass-like foliage and beautiful green to brown weeping or pendulous flower spikes 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  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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Chorizandra enodis

Chorizandra enodis (Black Bristle Rush/Echidna Rush)
Very narrow blue-grey to dull green cylindrical stems. Small white spined black flowerball seedheads. Maximum 1m in height.
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  Native to Australia

AUD $12.50 each

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Cypella aquatilis

Cypella aquatilis (Water Orchid)
Very attractive glossy golden yellow orchid-like flowers on tall stems. Light green lanceolated leaves with corrugated veins throughout. 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  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 $16.50 each

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Cyperus alternifolius var. 'Gracilis'

Cyperus alternifolius var. 'Gracilis' (Dwarf Umbrella Plant/Japanese Umbrella Plant)
Erect stems with attractive umbrella-like bright green bracts. A shorter growing form or variant.
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 $12.50 each

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Cyperus gymnocaulos

Cyperus gymnocaulos (Spiky Flat-Sedge)
About 1 metre or so in height green stemmed foliage. Very spiky tip of the stem. Spikelets bear new plants late in the season (viviparous). Easy to grow and will tolerate shade as well as full sun.
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  Native to Australia

AUD $9.50 each

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Cyperus prolifer

Cyperus prolifer (Dwarf Papyrus)
Bright green erect stems topped with an attractive crown of needle-like spike of inflorescence. Great for any water gardens.
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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Dichromena colorata

Dichromena colorata / Rhynchospora colorata (White Star Sedge)
A beautiful sedge. Green grass-like leaves topped with white-brown inflorensence surrounded by long white eye-catching bracts in the warmer months. Decorative for any water features. Smaller growing than the related species Dichromena latifolia. 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  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 $15.00 each

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Echinodorus cordifolius

Echinodorus cordifolius/Echinodorus macrophyllus (Creeping Burrhead/Radican Sword)
Large green shield-like leaves. Branching stems of attractive white flowers produced during the warmer months. Also used in large aquariums.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  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 $20.00 each

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Eleocharis acuta

Eleocharis acuta (Common Spike Rush)
Straw-coloured tinged red-brown to dark red-brown spikelets produced on top of tall deep green stemmed reed-like foliage. Approximately to 50cms in height.
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  Native to Australia

AUD $9.50 each

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Juncus effusus 'Spiralis'

Juncus effusus var. 'Spiralis' (Corkscrew Rush)
Unusual upright spiralling green stems with small pale brown spikelets during the warmer months. 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  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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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)
An old import from UK that has been in our collection for many years and are only recently released for sale. Ovate green leaves with attractive burning scarlet red flowers. A rare gem. The true form offered, NOT the mislabelled plants that has been sold under this name in Australia.
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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Philydrum lanuginosum

Philydrum lanuginosum (Woolly Frogsmouth)
Sharp and hairy sword-like green leaves. Heavy woolly golden yellow flowers produced in the warmer months.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  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  Native to Australia

AUD $12.50 each

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Pontederia cordata

Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Rush)
Glossy bright green heart-shaped (or cordate) leaves. Very attractive violet-blue flower spikes during the warmer months. Deciduous over winter. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  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 $15.00 each

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Pontederia cordata var. 'Alba'

Pontederia cordata var. 'Alba' (White Pickerel Rush)
Glossy bright green heart-shaped (or cordate) leaves. Very attractive white flower spikes during the warmer months. The rarer white form of the species Pontederia cordata. Deciduous over winter. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  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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Ranunculus lingua var. 'Grandiflora'

Ranunculus lingua var. 'Grandiflora' (Giant Water Buttercup/Greater Spearwort)
Deep green spear-shaped leaves in Winter. Linear-lanceolate green leaves with large golden buttercup flowers in Autumn.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  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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Sagittaria latifolia

Sagittaria latifolia (Duck Potato/Broadleaf Arrowhead)
Bright green varying arrow shaped leaves. Beautiful 3-petalled white flowers produced during the warmer months. Forms underwater corms in Winter. For mail order, active growing plants are supplied during Spring/Autumn whilst dormant corms are supplied during Autumn/Winter. An edible plant when prepared properly.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  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  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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Schoenoplectus lacustris var. tabernaemontani 'Zebrinus'

Schoenoplectus lacustris ssp. tabernaemontani 'Zebrinus' (Zebra Rush/Banded Rush)
Very popular plant with attractive cylindrical green stems with creamy white bandings across. Eye-catching in Autumn. Plant becomes dormant over winter and foliage dies down. Slow to develop into a clump, hence highly sought after. Excellent for seasonal displays.
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 $15.00 each

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Schoenoplectus mucronatus

Schoenoplectus mucronatus (Triangular Club Rush/Scirpus mucronatus)
Tall deep green triangular stems. Cluster of pale red-brown to pale yellow-brown spikes produced near the top of the stems.
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  Native to Australia

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Schoenoplectus pungens

Schoenoplectus pungens (Sharp Club Rush/Scirpus pungens)
Grey-blue green pointy triangular stems. Cluster of usually 3 dark red-brown spikes produced near the top of the stems. Stems are narrower than Schoenoplectus mucronatus.
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  Native to Australia

AUD $12.50 each

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Sparganium subglobosum

Sparganium subglobosum (Native Burr Reed)
Emergent aquatic with green strap-like leaves with white-green ball-like flower spikes emerging during the warmer months. Uncommon.
Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  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  Native to Australia

AUD $18.00 each

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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