Watergarden Paradise

Aquatic Nursery

Tall Growing Marginal Aquatic Plants

Floating plants are used as a form of decoration for ponds. Should be planted as free-rooted floating on the water surface. Sold in portion of handfuls. (NOTE: Due to some the speedy growth of some floating aquatic plants, please dispose of any excess or unwanted plants thoughtfully. Either use it as mulch, put in a compost bin for composting or bag up and throw into garbage bin. DO NOT under any circumstances dispose or release any of them in any natural water ways.) 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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Baumea articulata

Baumea articulata (Jointed Twig Rush)
Tall deep green blade culm-like stems. Deep reddish brown spikelets produced during the warmer months. Formerly known as Cladium articulatum.
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 $12.00 each

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Bolboschoenus medianus (Marsh Clubrush)
Grass-like upright triangular stems growing from rhizomes. Clusters of yellow-brown spikelets 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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Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius (Umbrella Plant/Umbrella Sedge)
Tall dark green stems with umbrella-like bracts producing yellow-brown spikelets 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 $9.50 each

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Cyperus exaltatus

Cyperus exaltatus (Giant Sedge)
Tall growing green stems and bracts with reddish-brown spikelets 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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Cyperus lucidus (Leafy Flat-Sedge)
Tall growing green stems and bracts with short sharp reddish-brown spikelets 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 $9.50 each

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Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus papyrus (Papyrus/Egyptian Paper Plant)
Very tall erect green triangular stems topped with a crown of long hair-like foliage. An attractive plant for displays.
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  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $25.00 each

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Cyperus vaginatus

Cyperus vaginatus (Flat Sedge)
Erect green stems with very few rib-like bracts on top. Similar to Cyperus alternifolius var. 'Gracilis' but much taller and larger 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

AUD $12.50 each

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Eleocharis dulcis

Eleocharis dulcis (Chinese Water Chestnut/Hon Matai)
Tall green hollow cylindrical reed-like green stems that is produced from underwater edible chestnut corms. Dormant in Winter.
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 $9.00 each

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Eleocharis sphacelata

Eleocharis sphacelata (Tall Spike Rush)
Straw-coloured spikelets usually with dark reddish band near margins. Tall grey green stemmed reed-like foliage.
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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Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus (Texas Star Hibiscus/Swamp Hibiscus)
Reddish fading to green maple-like leaves. Bright intense red star shaped flowers produced in the warmer months. Deciduous. Not for Tas.
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 $15.00 each

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Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba'

Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba' (Texas White Star Hibiscus/White Swamp Hibiscus)
NEW! This RARE fully white form of the normally red species plant has been growing in our nursery for over 10 years. Truly large and beautiful clear white flowers. It is very eye-catching. Deciduous. Not for Tas.
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 $25.00 each

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Juncus ingens (Giant Rush)
Tall greyish-green reed-like stemmed foliage. Straw-brown spikelets (occasionally tinged red) produced during the warmer months. Excellent for habitat plantings.
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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Lepidosperma longitudinale (Pithy Sword Sedge)
Tall, stiff and flattened green stemmed foliage. Red-brown spikelets 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  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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Lepironia articulata

Lepironia articulata (Cigar Rush)
Tall greyish-green stemmed foliage of an interesting rush-like plant. Dark brown spikes that resembles the shape of cigars.
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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Lythrum salicaria

Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife)
Tall shrub with narrow-ovate green leaves. Attractive purplish-pink flower spikes produced during the warmer months.
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  Native to Australia

AUD $11.50 each

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Lythrum virgatum var. 'Rose Queen'

Lythrum virgatum cv. 'Rose Queen' (Rose Queen Loosestrife)
Tall shrub with narrow green leaves and beautiful bright glowing rose-pink flower spikes produced during the warmer months.
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

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Phragmites australis

Phragmites australis (Native Reed)
Tall growing bamboo-like green leaves with eye-catching and silvery white fine spikelets produced in 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 $8.00 each

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Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata

Pontederia cordata var. lanceolata (Spoon River Pickerel Rush)
Very attractive light to medium blue densely arranged flower spikes produced in the warmer months. Long narrow strap-like dark green leaves. Upright in growth, unlike the other Pontederia cordata plants which has a sprawling habit. This variant was found at Spoon River, Illinois and is becoming scarce. An edible plant when prepared properly. 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

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Sagittaria lancifolia

Sagittaria lancifolia (Lance-leaved Arrowhead/Bull Tongue Arrowhead)
A giant species with large oblong to lance-shaped green leaves. Beautiful white flowers on a tall spike during the warmer seasons. Great foliage plant for the larger water garden. This is the true plant and NOT Sagittaria platyphylla sold under this name. 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

AUD $40.00 each

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Schoenoplectus lacustris var. tabernaemontani 'Albescens'

Schoenoplectus lacustris ssp. tabernaemontani 'Albescens' (Variegated Rush/Striped Rush/Candy Rush)
Tall green cylindrical stemmed foliage that is striped vertically with creamy white. A very attractive plant for displays.
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 $16.50 each

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Schoenoplectus validus

Schoenoplectus validus (River Club Rush)
Tall deep green circular stemmed foliage. Red-brown spikelets 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 $10.00 each

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Thalia dealbata

Thalia dealbata (Powdery Alligator Flag)
This is the true species form with large attractive powdery blue-green shield shaped leaves sometimes edged with maroon. Tall spikes of dark violet purple flowers produced in the warmer months. Spectacular plant that is great as a focal point in a water garden feature. Not the same as the supposedly green leaf one sold under this name. Rare.
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 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 $25.00 each

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Thalia geniculata
Thalia geniculata

Thalia geniculata (Alligator Flag/Fire Flag)
Large lime green shield shaped leaves. Small lavender purple flowers produced on zig-zag stems during the warmer months.
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 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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Thalia geniculata var. 'Ruminoides'

Thalia geniculata var. 'Ruminoides' (Red-Stemmed Alligator Flag)
Lime-green shield shaped leaves with unusual bold red stems. Small deep purple flowers produced on zig-zag stems during the warmer months.
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 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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Typha domingensis

Typha domingensis (Narrow-leaved Cat-tail)
Tall narrow green grass-like leaves. Narrow tan brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. 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  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $12.50 each

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Typha orientalis

Typha orientalis (Broad-leaved Cat-tail)
Tall broad green grass-like leaves. Thick cylindrical tan brown poker heads produced during the warmer months. An edible plant when prepared properly. 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  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams  Native to Australia

AUD $9.50 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