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Unidentified pond plants

Hi, my partner has bought a multi pack of pond plants for a little wildlife pond we've created. The problem is, none of them are labelled so we aren't sure what they are, or how to treat them. I'm hoping there are some knowledgable people who can help us identify them. We have placed them all inside the pond for now, as this is how the garden centre had them displayed but we aren't sure if this is correct.







We are fairly sure number 3 is an Iris and number 4 is a water-forget-me-not but confirmation for any of them would be great! 

Thanks in advance.


  • REvansREvans Posts: 3
    Anyone, any ideas?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,933
    Not really other than I think you're right re. forget me not and iris.
    The plants all look as if they are all marginal plants, so it look like you have them planted correctly.
    I have to confess I've forgotten then names of some of the plants in my w/l pond. If I get the urge to find out I can usually identify them from these sites-

    I've bought from both, and PP is in my opinion the better of the two

    Hopefully other forum members may be able to help

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • REvansREvans Posts: 3
    Hi Pete, thanks for links I'll have a look and see of I can identify them. I'm pleased that you agree with the planting. They all look healthy after a week like that but we are keeping an eye on them just in case!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299
    the second one looks like Valerian, Valeriana officinalis, not the red stuff. That will grow in any soil that's not too dry

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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