Marginal plants are supplied in 1L, 2 litre or 5litre pots or baskets. They must be placed in water as soon as possible after delivery; they require at least 5cm of water. Our Marginal Table provides a deep water holding tray for optimum conditions.
Plants should be arranged with tall species such as irises and reed mace at the back of the display, grading down to low growing plants at the front.
A partly shaded situation is preferable which will suit all species, best sheltered from the wind or tall plants could have their leaves snapped over detracting from their appearance.
These are Aquatic Plants – keep the containers topped up with water, but make sure the water level is below the top of the 1L pots or it will be difficult to control algae. Keep the water clean for an attractive display. Marginal Tables should be drained down, cleaned and refilled once a week.
Do not allow algae to build up in the water; algae sponges rinsed out daily can help to keep your display at its best.
Trim dead leaves off weekly. Tall plants, irises etc., may have their leaves snapped over by wind or careless customer handling; trim off just below the break, using scissors and cutting at an angle for pleasing effect. Rafting plants such as brooklime and mint are vigorous and have a tendency to grow into neighbouring pots and for the roots to matt together. Do not leave plants for more than two weeks in summer without removing then individually to separate the roots and top growth. Trim back shoots as necessary.
Watch out for slug and snail damage – they particularly like lobelia cardinalis! Pick off these pests and destroy them.
All plants are supplied with a full colour picture label, barcoded for EPOS retailing; the reverse of the label carries information on plant description, height, flowering time, depth of planting and positioning and is printed to enable the information to be read on bending the label forwards. Our click-in label fixing on 1L pots prevents labels being carelessly removed or misplaced by customers.
Beaver produces a range of eye-catching full colour posters to enable your customers to see the full beauty of the marginal plants that are available in Beaver’s extensive range and provide a guide to choice and planting. The ‘Marginal Plants’ header completes your section display.