Bog & Moist Ground

Achillea Ptarmica

Aromatic plants which feature white flowers in a ball on top of a long stem. Best suited to a site with part sun.

Ajuga Reptans

A dense herbaceous plant that are good for ground cover. It produces upright dark blue flowers with purple-bronze leaves. Excellent for pollinators and native to the British Isles.

Allium Schoenoprasum (Chives)

Similar in appearance to grass, this produces single stems with pink flowers. Often used in cooking. Excellent for pollinators and suited to full sun.

Anagallis Tenella

Produces a dense carpet of tiny leaves mixed with a mass of pink-rose coloured flowers. Site in full sun.


An architectural plant with striking flower heads which appear in Summer. They reach a height of almost two metres. These plants are good for pollinators.

Arum Italicum

A hardy perennial with arrow-shaped leaves featuring white veins. Flowers feature columns of red berries. Flowers from July to October.

Arum Maculatum

Hardy perennial with arrow-shaped leaves with purple spots. Flowers are purple columns with red berries.

Aruncus Dioicus

A tall plant with cream-white flowers appearing in Summer. Stems are similar to bamboo and leaves turn yellow later in the year.


Various coloured flowers are available including white, pink, and red which are produced on feathery spikes. During the colder months, the flower heads turn a rusty brown. Attractive to bees.

Athyricum Otophorum Okanum

A fern which features interesting colour along the fronds. They start with maroon veining before turning a blue-green. Site in part shade.

Athyricum Niponicum ‘Metallicum’

As the name suggests, the colouring gives a metallic appearance with silver-edged fronds and a green/burgundy frosting. Can be planted in full sun or part shade.

Camassia Esculenta

Available in blue or white, these plants are Hyacinth-like with star shaped leaves. Very good for pollinators and can be placed in full sun or part shade.


A number of Canna variants are available of different sizes and colours. They all like rich soil and a site in full sun, away from exposed conditions. Some of the variants available are:

  • Black Knight
  • Cleopatra
  • Durban
  • Golden Lucifer
  • Orchid
  • Picasso
  • Pretoria

Carex Flacca

A versatile ground-cover grass that tolerates most conditions. The plants form a creeping mound which can spread up to half a metre and have a blue-green colour. Best planted in full sun.

Carex Pseudocyperus

A graceful Sedge which has bright green leaves and flowers which forma drooping dark green spikes in Summer. Best suited to partial sun.

Carex Red

A Sedge grass from New Zealand which form dense tufts of narrow bronze leaves. Site in a spot with partial sun.

Colocasia Esculenta

Large green or purple leaves which stand out in a water garden or along a stream. Not hardy in Winter so best stored in damp peat in a sheltered location.

Cyperus Papyrus

Requires full sun. Best grown in a sheltered tropical situation. Best suited to the edge of large ponds as the overall height can reach over four metres.

Dichromena Colorata

A good addition to most ponds as it produces striking flowers which can appear from July through to November.

Dryopteris Erythrosora

A green-copper coloured fern which is semi-evergreen. The plant matures in colour to dark green. Grow in part sun for the best outcome.

Eleocharis Palustris

A mat-forming perennial with grass-like foliage. A native of the British Isles which is of interest in June, July and August.

Eriophorum Angustifolium

Produces fluffy seed heads. A native of the British Isles and suited to full sun or part sun, with interest from June to September.

Eriophorum Russeoleum

Produces orange seed heads which have a fluffy appearance. Native to the British isles and likes full or part sun.

Eriophorum Scheuchzeri

Typically grown in marshes, wet meadows, and by ponds and lakes, it has white fluffy heads. Suited to a site with full or part sun.

Eupatorium Cannabinum

Producing small white or pink fluffy flowers, this is a herbaceous plant which is part of the Daisy family. The leaves can either be dark or light green. Also very good for pollinators.

Filipendula Ruba ‘Venusta Magnifica’

Flowers which are reminiscent of candy floss attached to slender red stems. Excellent for bees. Good for a site in full sun or part sun.

Filipendula Ulmaria

Produces cream-white blossoms which are frothy in appearance. The double-form is the most attractive. Excellent for a wildlife pond.

Fritillaria Meleagris

An attractive plant with drooping flower heads which have a purple and white checkerboard appearance. Particularly suited to moist ground.

Geranium Palustre

Commonly found in ditched or on marsh lands. Has a long flowering period from June to September and produces five-petal pink flowers. Attractive to bees.

Gunnera Magellanica

A herbaceous perennial which forms tiny mats. Has dark green leaves which are a kidney-shape, and red berries.

Gunnera Manicata

A large plant with very large leaves. Produces a flower spike which resembles a bottle brush. Site in full sun or part sun.

Hosta ‘Drinking Gourd’

A slow-growing perennial which produces white flowers. Plant in part shade. Protection may be needed to guard against slug damage, particularly for new leaves.

Hosta ‘Patriot’

Leaves are dark green with a white edge. Prefers a position in part shade. Protection may be needed to restrict damage by slugs.

Iris Ensata

An exotic flower with a Clematis-like appearance. Prefers acid soil with moist ground. Site in a position which will receive full sun. Alongside the plant and variegated variety, others are available with differing colours:

  • Activity
  • Crystal Halo
  • Darling
  • Eden’s Paintbrush
  • Electric Rays
  • Fortune
  • Gracieuse
  • Lady In Waiting
  • Loyalty
  • Rose Queen

Iris Setosa

Produces mid-green leaves and flowers to a colour of violet, purple-blue, violet-blue, blue or lavender. Must be sited in a location which receives full sun or part sun.

Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis

Originates from Brazil, this plant can either be fully or partially submerged and is suited to locations in streams, wetlands, ditches, and lakes.

Ligularia Przwalskii

A two metre tall perennial with olive green leaves, black stems and golden-yellow flowers. Must be placed in sun or part shade.

Lobelia Cardinals

An excellent plant for bees, but must be sited in a location with full sun. Produces scarlet lipped flowers and lance-shaped leaves.

Lobelia Siphilitica

Producing erect stems with green leaves that have a crinkly texture, alongside two lipped flowers. Site in part shade. The flowers can either be blue or white depending on the variant chosen.

Lobelia Vedrariensis

A frost hardy variant with lance-shaped leaves and basal rosettes. Produces rich violet coloured flowers throughout the Summer. Site in full sun.

Lychnis Flos-Cuculi ‘Nana’

Throughout Summer, this plant produces small, frilly pink flowers on stems which emerge in all directions. Suited only for sites in full sun. Very good for pollinators.

Lysimachia Punctata

A large genus of plants, the larger species are most suited to bogs and moist ground sites. Very good for pollinators and suited to full/part sun.

Lythrum Salicaria

Best suited to full sun. A tall plant with a leafy and clump-forming habit. Produces start shaped flowers which are purple-red or pink. The variety should be chosen for the required height.

Matteuccia Struthiopteris

A fern which produces pinnate fronts which taper to a vase-like appearance. Can only be sited in a location with part sun.

Mazus Reptans

A good plant for bees. Site in full sun or part sun. Low and creeping plant in a bog or a dense mat of foliage in a pond. Produces blue or white flowers depending on the variety.


A plant which is good in full or part sun, and excellent for pollinators. Produces pink flowers in various shades depending on the variant chosen.

Myosotis Palustris

An excellent native plant which is friendly to bees. The variegated variant has green centres and cream edges alongside tiny blue flowers with a yellow centre.

Oenanthe Fistulosa ‘Flamingo’

An attractive plant with green, pink and white foliage alongside small white flowers. Does a very good job of providing filtration to a pond.

Oenanthe Javanica

A beautiful tricolour plant with pink, white and green colours in Spring, which mature to dark green and pink in Autumn. Also has tiny cream-white flowers.

Oxalis Triangularis

Produces large stellar purple leaves which are particularly interesting in Spring or Summer. Site in full sun or part shade.

Phalaris Arundinacea

A large grass which are suited to poorly drained wetland areas. A native of the British Isles. Should be positioned in full sun or part shade.

Physostegia Virginiana

A very good plant for pollinators. Produces lavender-pink spikes and is very well suited to the water garden. Blooms periodically throughout Summer and over-Winters well as long as the plant remains submerged.

Primula Capitata

An unusual variety of Primrose which have a grey-green foliage. The flowers are deep blue with a powdery-white stem.

Primula Elatior Oxlip

Found in damp, shaded areas, this plant produces pale yellow flowers with a yellower center. It is a native of the British Isles and bee friendly.

Primula Florindae

A larger Primula with heart-shaped leaves and drooping yellow flower heads. It is perfect for a site in full sun or part shade.

Primula Japonica

A large Primula with candelabra-like flower heads with pink flowers that stand high above the foliage.

Primula Vialii

Produces dense, upright flower heads which are red and purple. The leaves have a toothed edge and are hairy.

Rheum Palmatum

A large plant which has particularly large leaves which emerge red-green before turning dark green as they mature. Pink and crimson flowers appear in early Summer.

Rodgersia Aesculifolia

A moisture-loving plant which features leaves that may be pinnate or palmate divided. Also has star-shaped flowers in large conical panicles.

Rodgersia Pinnata

A useful plant for ornamental groundcover around the edges of water. Produces red stems with star-shaped flowers.

Succisa Pratensis

Produces globe-like blue flowers that are particularly attractive to bees and butterflies. Native to the British Isles.

Trollius Chinensis

A hardy perennial with dark green foliage and golden-yellow flowers which have a double buttercup-like appearance.

Trollius Super Bus

A large flower which stand alone atop a long stem. Very good for an ornamental requirement in a site with full sun or part shade.