Plants for ponds and other damp areas
 
There are a number of plants which like lots of moisture to grow well - this is true of most ferns and mosses for example - and these are covered elsewhere.  Most garden pants are described as liking "Moist but well-drained" soil
and what this really means is soil that doesn't dry out easily, but which doesn't get waterlogged.  The plants on this page are all species which like to live either actually in the water of ponds, or in the wet soils around them - or in damp areas elsewhere in the garden.  Many gardeners like to create bog gardens,especially next to their main pond, so that these species can flourish.  There are lots of non-native pond and bog plants you can use, but here we point you to some attractive and useful native species. Look at our water habitat pages starting here for some practical guidance. 
 
Click on the images or links below to find out more about these species.
 
         Brooklime             Common fleabane            Marsh marigold             Marsh-mallow              Purple loosestrife    
 
  Branched bur-reed          Fringed waterlily            Hornwort    
Plants for ponds and other damp areas
 
There are a number of plants which like lots of moisture to grow well - this is true of most ferns and mosses for example - and these are covered elsewhere.  Most garden pants are described as liking "Moist but well-drained" soil
and what this really means is soil that doesn't dry out easily, but which doesn't get waterlogged.  The plants on this page are all species which like to live either actually in the water of ponds, or in the wet soils around them - or in damp areas elsewhere in the garden.  Many gardeners like to create bog gardens,especially next to their main pond, so that these species can flourish.  There are lots of non-native pond and bog plants you can use, but here we point you to some attractive and useful native species. Look at our water habitat pages starting here for some practical guidance. 
 
Click on the images or links below to find out more about these species.
 
Plants for ponds and other damp areas
 
There are a number of plants which like lots of moisture to grow well - this is true of most ferns and mosses for example - and these are covered elsewhere.  Most garden pants are described as liking "Moist but well-drained" soil
and what this really means is soil that doesn't dry out easily, but which doesn't get waterlogged.  The plants on this page are all species which like to live either actually in the water of ponds, or in the wet soils around them - or in damp areas elsewhere in the garden.  Many gardeners like to create bog gardens,especially next to their main pond, so that these species can flourish.  There are lots of non-native pond and bog plants you can use, but here we point you to some attractive and useful native species. Look at our water habitat pages starting here for some practical guidance. 
 
Click on the images or links below to find out more about these species.
 
       Brooklime            Common fleabane           Marsh marigold           
 
    Fringed waterlily               Hornwort    
     Branched bur-reed        Marsh-mallow            Purple loosestrife
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