Watergarden Paradise

Aquatic Nursery

The Plant Collection

Below is a list of plants that we have currently in our collection. These include plants that is either out of season or still in propagation phase. They are available from time to time in small quantities only. Some plants included are also hard to find aquatic & moisture loving plants from all over the world. Please enquire for availability.



Alisma parviflora

Alisma parviflora (American Water Plantain)
Unusual wooden spoon shaped leaves alone attracts attention. Light pink to off-white flowers appear 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  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams



Anemopsis californica

Anemopsis californica (Yerba Mansa)
Very attractive white flowers during the warmer months. Mid-green leaves. Often used as a medicinal plant. 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



Apios americana

Apios americana (Ground Nut)
An aquatic twiner. Interesting red flowers over summer. Rhizomes are said to be edible. 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



Aponogeton queenslandicus

Aponogeton queenslandicus (Queensland Lace Plant)
A beautiful plant with emergent green strap-like leaves and golden yellow flower spiklets during the warmer months. This plant species is now threatened in the wild. We are currently propagating 3rd/4th generation seedlings from wild collected 1st generation seeds from many years ago. Rare. Still under trial. Not to be confused with Aponogeton elongatus or Aponogeton elongatus ssp. elongatus. 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  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia



Bacopa lanigera var. 'Variegata'

Bacopa lanigera var. 'Variegata' (Variegated Water Hyssop)
Near circular green leaves with creamy yellow veined patterns grown on sprawling hairy greenish brown stems. Small bright blue tubular flowers produced over the warmer months. Sometimes used in aquariums. VERY RARE.
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  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



Bacopa monnieri - Pink form

Bacopa monnieri - Pink form (Smooth Water Hyssop - Pink form)
Small bright green elliptic leaves grown on trailing stems. Beautiful tiny pink or pale mauve flowers produced in the warmer months. An interesting form of the species. Also used in aquariums. 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  Native to Australia



Baldellia ranunculoides

Baldellia ranunculoides (Lesser Water Plantain/Siberian Pink Cups)
A great little plant that has a single umbel of beautiful pastel pink flowers produced in spring. The flowers are of the same size as the larger water plantain, except this one has small leaves. Very rare in Australia.
Tolerant of cold temperate 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



Brasenia schreberi

Brasenia schreberi (Water Shield)
Native to Australia and Asia. This unusual plant has shield-like green leaves floating on the water and deep reddish-purple flowers. Slow to propagate, hence limited supply.
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  Native to Australia



Butomus umbellatus

Butomus umbellatus (Flowering Rush)
An old favourite. Tall narrow green grass-like leaves. Beautiful umbels of rose-pink flowers on tall stems during the warmer months. Prefers very cold winter to flower well.
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



Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris (Marsh Marigold)
Attractive single golden yellow flowers with heart shaped green leaves. The true species plant that is small in spread. Prefers shade and cooler conditions.
Tolerant of cold temperate 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



Caltha palustris var. 'Alba'

Caltha palustris var. 'Alba' (White Marsh Marigold)
Originally discovered in the Himalayas. Green leaves with unique & unusual white marigold flowers. Prefers shade and cooler conditions, does not like heat. Small spread. Can be difficult to establish. Quite rare.
Tolerant of cold temperate 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



Caltha palustris var. 'Flore Pleno'

Caltha palustris var. 'Flore Pleno' (Double Marsh Marigold)
Very beautiful double pom-pom like golden yellow flowers. Green heart shaped leaves. Very slow to establish & propagate. Prefers shade and cooler conditions. Small spread.
Tolerant of cold temperate 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



Calystegia sepium

Calystegia sepium (Swamp Bindweed)
An interesting aquatic twining plant. Near arrow (or hastate) shaped green leaves with eye-catching white flowers produced in the warmer months. Must be planted in companion with taller plants such as sedges and rushes. Rare.
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



Canna glauca

Canna glauca (Aquatic Canna)
A very beautiful species plant with narrow creamy yellow flowers. Bluish-green shield shaped leaves edged with a thin white margin. Native to Brazil. 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  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams



Cardamine pratensis var. 'Flore Pleno'

Cardamine pratensis var. 'Flore Pleno'  (Double Cuckoo Flower)
The rare double flowered form of the ever popular Cuckoo flower. Beautiful clusters of double pale lilac-pink flowers to the size of a 5 cent coin produced over the warmer months. Medium green leaves. Not to be mistaken as flick weed which is a common garden/nursery weed in Australia. 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



Carex grayii

Carex grayii (Morning Star Sedge)
Green leaves with interesting and unusual sharp starry ball-shaped spike seed heads. 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



Carex riparia

Carex riparia (Greater Pond Sedge)
This is the true species plant with bright green leaves. An import from UK. Not the mislabelled blue-green foliage plant sold under this name in Australia. Rare.
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



Centella cordifolia

Centella cordifolia (Native Swamp Centella)
Heart or kidney shaped green leaves with spongy succulent texture on trailing reddish-pink stems. A nice mat-forming native plant. The true species plant. Most plants sold under this name in Australia, is actually Centella asiatica.
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



Chorizandra australis

Chorizandra australis (Southern Bristle Rush)
Attractive dark green stems with white spined black flowerball seedheads 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



Chorizandra cymbaria

Chorizandra cymbaria (Heron Bristle Rush)
Narrow yellow green stemmed foliage. Egg shaped yellow brown seedheads produced in the warmer months. 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



Chorizandra sphaerocephala

Chorizandra sphaerocephala (Roundhead Bristle Rush)
A very beautiful native Australian sedge with rounded eye-catching dark brown seedheads to the size of the 5 cent coin. Yellow green stemmed foliage. Approximately 1m in height. Slow growing.
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



Cladium procerum

Cladium procerum (Leafy Twigrush)
Tall grey-green leaves with sharp leaf margins that may cut when come into contact with skin. Yellow-brown spikelet flower heads during the warmer months. Very large growing.
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



Crinum americanum

Crinum americanum (American Swamp Lily)
One of our favourite recent imports. The only specie from the Crinum genus that will withstand fully water-logged conditions throughout all year round. Long deep green strap-like leaves. White lily-like flowers with only 6 petals. Spread by producing suckers. 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  Great as cut flowers



Cyperus percamenthus

Cyperus percamenthus (Miniature Giant Papyrus)
NEW! An interesting plant with similar features to Cyperus papyrus except for the height - it grows to about 2ft or 3ft tall. Great for the smaller water gardens. Deciduous over winter and not as hardy as Cyperus papyrus. Sometimes known as Cyperus papyrus cv. 'King Tut'.
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



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Eleocharis cylindrostachys (Spike Rush)
Straw-coloured tinged red-brown spikelets produced on top of the tall green stemmed foliage grown from rhizome rootstock.
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



Hippeastrum breviflorum

Hippeastrum breviflorum (Aquatic Hippeastrum)
One of the fully aquatic species from southern Brazil. This interesting bulbous plant can withstand fully waterlogged soil year round. Very beautiful spidery funnel-shaped flowers with bright eye-catching red stripes. Bright green strappy leaves. This is the true plant that is VERY RARE in cultivation.
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



Hydrocotyle pterocarpa

Hydrocotyle pterocarpa (Wing Pennywort)
Kidney shaped green leaves with scalloped edges grown from trailing 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



Isachne globosa

Isachne globosa (Marsh Millet)
Bamboo grass-like green foliage with seed-head flower spikes. Spread by runners or stolons. Keep contained in tropical regions.
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  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



Juncus prismatocarpus

Juncus prismatocarpus (Branching Rush)
A beautiful rush with thin blue-green stems. Attractive red-brown branching seedheads during the warmer months. An excellent clumping plant.
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



Justicia americana

Justicia americana (Water Willow)
One of the more interesting plants from our previous imports. Very beautiful orchid-like flowers blended with colours of violet, light lavender and white. Bright green linear-lanceolate leaves. Native to USA. 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



Ludwigia adscendens

Ludwigia adscendens (White Primrose)
This is one of the more interesting species of the Ludwigia genus. This particular species have very distinctive pneumatophores, a breathing type of spongy roots arising at the nodes of the floating or creeping stems. A sun loving plant with pale creamy to almost white flowers that will probably make it unique within it's own genus. It is a plant native to remote areas of Australia, Papua New Guinea, India and other parts of Asia.
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



Lycopus australis

Lycopus australis (Native Gypsywort)
Green ovate to lanceolate leaves with toothed edges. Small flowers at the bases of each leaf where it joins the stem.
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  Native to Australia



Lycopus europaeus

Lycopus europaeus (Gypsywort)
Green leaves with sharp toothed edges. Small flowers at the bases of each leaf. Uncommon.
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



Lythrum salicaria 'Blush'

Lythrum salicaria 'Blush' (Blush Pink Loosestrife)
AGM (The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit). Beautiful pale pink flowers produced over summer. Tall erect shrub with dark green leaves fading to light with heat. Very worth growing. Rare.
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



Menyanthes trifoliata

Menyanthes trifoliata (Bog Bean)
Shiny green tri-lobed leaves grown from creeping rhizomes. Beautiful cluster of small white flowers appearing during the warmer months.
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



Mimulus guttatus

Mimulus guttatus (Monkey Flower)
Bright yellow monkey face-like flowers spotted red towards the centre. Medium green leaves.
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  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



Mimulus ringens

Mimulus ringens (Allegheny Monkey Flower)
The very popular monkey flower plant in England & Europe. Thought to have been lost in our collection a few years ago, it has recently made an appearance in an odd corner of a bog planting bed of "Ludwigia spp.".
Tolerant of cold temperate 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



Miscanthus capensis

Miscanthus capensis (Daba Grass)
This is one of two species within the genus Miscanthus that will grow in permanently wet locations. It's natural distribution range is southern parts of Africa. A very distinctive species with features such as hairy leaf blades and hairy leaf ligules. Unfortunately, like some other plant species, mis-identified plants are often sold under this plant name. Rare.
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



Myriophyllum caput-medusae

Myriophyllum caput-medusae (Cat-tail Milfoil/Coarse Water Milfoil)
Coarse green emergent leaves with a hint of blue-grey colour on creeping or upright stems. One of the more attractive species from the genus Myriophyllum.
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



Myriophyllum salsugineum

Myriophyllum salsugineum (Lake Water Milfoil)
An interesting Australian native milfoil with yellow stems carry red berry-like flowers above water along with circular clusters of fine green leaves.
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



Myriophyllum simulans

Myriophyllum simulans (Filigree Water Milfoil)
Very fine bright green feathery foliage underwater. Emergent stems with needle-like foliage. Sometimes 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  Native to Australia



Myriophyllum verrucosum - Green Form

Myriophyllum verrucosum - Green Form (Red Water Milfoil)
An interesting Australian native aquatic herb. Coarse emergent blue-green leaves during the warmer months and finely divided underwater leaves during the cooler months. This form comes from the northern region of Australia and is much more common than the red-purple form.
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



Neopaxia australasica

Neopaxia australasica (White Purslane)
A small carpeting plant with creeping stems and narrow bright green leaves. Tiny attractive starry white flowers produced during the warmer months.
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



Nerine platypetala

Nerine platypetala (Marsh Nerine)
The only Nerine species that is of aquatic nature. Attractive pale pink flowers with grass-like green leaves. Very Rare.
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  Great as cut flowers



Nuphar 'Cape Fear'

Nuphar 'Cape Fear' (Cape Fear Spatterdock Lily)
Different to all the other Nuphar spp. in our collection. Yellow flowers with strong green base to the petals. Near arrow shaped leaves.
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



Nuphar advena

Nuphar advena (Spatterdock Lily/Cow Lily)
Very large growing almost heart shaped green leaves both floating and emergent. Unusual large yellow marble-like flowers with red stamens.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams



Nuphar lutea

Nuphar lutea (American Spatterdock Lily)
Large arrow shaped green leaves both floating and emergent. Unusual yellow marble-like flower buds opening up to brandy bottle-like flowers.
Tolerant of cold temperate climate  Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams



Nuphar lutea ssp. 'Pumila'

Nuphar lutea ssp. 'Pumila' (Dwarf Spatterdock Lily/Nuphar pumila/Nuphar minima)
Arrow shaped green leaves usually floating but sometimes emergent. Yellow brandy bottle-like flowers. A dwarf form of the species Nuphar lutea.
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



Nymphoides aquatica

Nymphoides aquatica (Banana Lily)
Floating thick succulent green leaves tinged with reddish brown underneath. Tiny white flowers with yellow centre. This is the TRUE PLANT of the "Banana Lily" producing thick and blunt banana-shaped roots underneath the leaves. Not the misidentified tropical form of Nymphoides indica that has been sold under this name in the aquarium trade. VERY 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  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams



Oenanthe javanica

Oenanthe javanica (Water Parsley)
Sprawling or creeping reddish-brown stems bearing parsley-like green leaves. Quite rare and not commonly available commercially. An edible plant when prepared properly. 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  Native to Australia



Peltandra virginica

Peltandra virginica (Arrow Arum)
Arrow shaped lime green leaves. Very unusually shaped greenish-white flowers produced during the warmer months. Slow growing. Rare.
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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Persicaria praetermissa (Spotted Knotweed)
Interesting aquatic herb with sprawling and scrambling habit. Tiny spikelets of pink to white flowers during the warmer months. A good companion plant for the pond margins.
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



Potamogeton cheesemanii

Potamogeton cheesemanii (Red Pondwed)
This is one of the most interesting pondweeds within the southern hemisphere. It's natural distribution range covers both Australia and New Zealand. Under cooler temperatures, the emergent leaves become reddish brown in colour. Leaves submerged during winter and emergent during summer. Often confused with similar species Potamogeton australiensis, Potamogeton sulcatus and Potamogeton tricarinatus.
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



Potamogeton javanicus

Potamogeton javanicus (Small Pondweed)
A small plant with floating leaves during the warmer months. More information coming soon.
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



Stuckenia pectinata

Potamogeton pectinatus/Stuckenia pectinata (Sago Pondweed)
Attractive fine narrow linear dark green leaves from rhizomatous yellow-green stems. Can tolerate slightly saline water.
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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Potamogeton tricarinatus (Pondweed)
Australian native pondweed with long strap-like emergent leaves during warmer weather and underwater leaves throughout winter.
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



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Ranunculus amphitrichus (River Buttercup)
Very beautiful multi-lobed green leaves growing from sprawling stems. Golden yellow appearing 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  Native to Australia



Ranunculus prasinus

Ranunculus prasinus (Tunbridge Buttercup)
A small growing Australian native scrambling buttercup. Trifoliate green leaves with a solitary flower stem of golden yellow flowers during the warmer months. Endangered in the wild. Rare. Limited quantities only.
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



Riccacarpus natans

Riccacarpus natans (Bearded Liverwort)
A interesting floating plant with green velvet textured foliage and fine black root hairs underneath. Uncommon.
Tolerant of cold temperate 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  Native to Australia



Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus

Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus (Bloody Dock/Red-Veined Dock)
An excellent foliage plant with deep green leaves veined with blood red colour. It is cold tolerant but protect from frost. Dormant during winter in cooler regions. It prefers sheltered location where sunlight is not too strong and limited wind exposure. Great for landscapes. Uncommon.
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



Sagittaria lancifolia var. 'Ruminoides'

Sagittaria lancifolia var. 'Ruminoides' (Red Stem Lance-leaved Arrowhead/Red Stem Bull Tongue Arrowhead)
An attractive variant of the species with deep maroon stems bearing oblong to lance-shaped leaves. Attractive white flowers on a tall spike during the warmer seasons. Rare.
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



Schoenoplectus litoralis

Schoenoplectus litoralis (Lake Club Rush)
Bright green hollow cylindrical stems. Golden brown spikelets appear around spring and summer. Great for habitat gardens when it is mostly planted along the edge of the pond or dam.
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



Shinnersia rivularis

Shinnersia rivularis (Mexican Oak Leaf)
Beautiful broad green multi-lobed leaves growing on creeping/branching stems. Unusual white button-like flowers produced in the warmer months. Also used in aquariums.
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



Shinnersia rivularis var. 'Variegata'

Shinnersia rivularis var. 'Variegata' (Variegated Mexican Oak Leaf)
Beautiful green leaves variegated with golden yellow or rose pink with unusually shaped scalloping edges. Also used in aquariums.
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



Spirodela polyrhiza

Spirodela polyrhiza (Giant Duckweed)
The largest of the duckweeds. Round to near oval shaped and glossy floating leaves which are bright green in colour. Overwinters in the bottom of ponds in the form of turions. Also used in aquariums. Sometimes spelt as Spirodela polyrrhiza.
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  Native to Australia



Triglochin procera

Triglochin procera (Native Water Ribbons)
Floating or upright green linear ribbon-like leaves. Emergent greenish flower spikes 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  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia



Triglochin sp. aff. striata

Triglochin sp. aff. striata (Large Streaked Arrow Grass)
Green flattened (sometimes terete) grass-like leaves growing from runners. Interesting greenish flower spikes during the warmer months. Very closely related to species Triglochin striata (including the characteristics of not having tubers) but this plant has a much wider leaf blade. Leaves usually waxy textured.
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



Typha latifolia

Typha latifolia (Bulrush/Broadleaf Cattail)
Tall narrow green grass-like leaves. Dark brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. Must be kept contained in pots. Not for Tas and WA.
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



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Typha laxmannii (Graceful Cattail)
Narrow green grass-like foliage with shorter brown pokers heads than other Typha spp., but not rounded like Typha minima. A medium grower. The true form offered. Not for Tas.
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



Typha minima

Typha minima (Miniature Cat-tail/Dwarf Bulrush)
Short thin and narrow green leaves. Oval shaped and near marble-like brown poker heads during the warmer months. Prefers very cold winter to flower well. Not for Tas.
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



Utricularia australis

Utricularia australis (Native Bladderwort)
Delicate green submerged fan-like leaves attached onto floating stems with golden yellow emergent flowers. Dormant in winter and turions sink to the bottom of ponds.
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



Vallisneria nana

Vallisneria nana (Narrow Ribbonweed/Narrow Eelgrass)
Long narrow green grass-like leaves that grows from suckers produced from mature plants. Very distinct width of the leaf that is approximately 2mm across, although, there also exist other geographical forms and variations of this species. Great for all size water features and indoor 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  Native to Australia



Vallisneria spiralis

Vallisneria spiralis (Eelgrass)
A species of Vallisneria with long green leaves with a width of about 1cm across. Interesting spiralling flower stalk that appears during autumn intertwining with the leaves. Can tolerate deeper water to approximately 1m deep.
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



Veronica anagallis-aquatica

Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Water Speedwell)
Beautiful small white flowers overlaid with violet-blue lines. Green shrub-like leaves. A very adaptable plant.
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



Veronica beccabunga

Veronica beccabunga (European Speedwell/Brooklime)
Bright green sprawling stems with hairless leaves. Tiny medium blue flowers with white flowers appearing during the warmer months. Uncommon. 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



Villarsia albiflora - Ornduffia albiflora

Villarsia albiflora / Ornduffia albiflora - scalloped leaf form (White Marsh Flower)
The truly beautiful & unusual white flowered species from Western Australia. Interesting kidney shaped brownish-green leaves with deeply scalloping edges. Attractive panicles of white star shaped flowers during the warmer months. There are different leaf forms across this species, this one is the rarest form discovered.
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



Villarsia capitata - Liparophyllum capitatum

Villarsia capitata / Liparophyllum capitatum (Marsh Flower)
A very distinct species. Solitary stalks with globular cluster of golden yellow flowers in spring. Light green leaves. Unusual and rare.
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



Villarsia exaltata - Liparophyllum exaltatum

Villarsia exaltata / Liparophyllum exaltatum (Yellow Marsh Flower)
Green lanceolate to oblanceolate leaves, much broader at the leaf base. Panicles of golde yellow star shaped flowers during the warmer months. Not to be confused with the similar Villarsia latifolia.
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



Villarsia parnassifolia - Ornduffia parnassifolia

Villarsia parnassifolia / Ornduffia parnassifolia (Star Marsh Flower)
A native of Western Australia. Mid green spade shaped (or cordate) leaves with toothed edges. Succulent textured leaves. Panicles of golden yellow star shaped flowers during the warmer months. Slow to propagate.
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 umbricola var. umbricola / Ornduffia umbricola var. umbricola (Lax 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



Villarsia violifolia - Liparophyllum violifolium

Villarsia violifolia / Liparophyllum violifolium (Violet Leaf Marsh Flower)
A very small carpeting plant, spreading by stolons. Green leaves near kidney shaped, sometimes with toothed margins. Short scape with solitary yellow flower. A Western Australian native. Rare.
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



Wolffia australiana

Wolffia australiana (Tiny Duckweed)
The smallest flowering plant in the world. Around 1 to 1.5mm of floating tiny green fronds, rootless. Sinks to the bottom of ponds over the winter period. Often used in aquariums. Rare.
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  Native to Australia



Wurmbea stricta

Wurmbea stricta (Star of the Marsh)
A beautiful bulbous plant from South Africa. This winter flowering plant has starry white flowers with lavender-purple centres. Prefers very wet winter, but dryish summer where it becomes a dormant bulb. Excellent for planting around the edges of the pond. Previously known as Onixotis triquetra and Onixotis stricta.
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