Natural Swimming Pool Plants

 Plants can really make a Natural Swimming Pool, and at Poolscape we have our own Nursery bringing on mostly native plants that suit a Natural Swimming Pool. 

Here we list selected plants that are suited to your Natural Swimming Pool.  Please check back regularly as the list will added to as time goes by. 

Natural Swimming Pool Planting.
As a rule yellows are the spring colour (Marsh marigold and Flag iris dominate).  Shades of green with all different reeds and white water lilies during summer are the main colours with Purple-loosestrife giving a splash of colour at the end of the season.
As rule these are main colours and plants which grow in lower water levels. It’s worth trying few different plants but only in little clumps as it’s joy to see them growing, but please remember that these are filter beds plants doing a major role within the swimming pool and not an ornamental wildlife pond.
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Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife

A tall plant, Purple Loosestrife can form dense stands of bright purple flower spikes in wet habitats like reedbeds, fens and marshes.

Purple Loosestrife can be found in wet habitats, such as reedbeds, fens, marshes and riverbanks, where its impressive spikes of magenta flowers rise up among the grasses. Many tall stems can grow from a single root stock. It flowers between June and August, when its nectar becomes a valuable food source for long-tongued insects, such as Brimstone butterflies, Red-tailed Bumblebees and Elephant Hawk-moths.

Marsh Marigold

Purple Loosestrife

The large, golden flowers of Marsh-marigold look like the cups of kings, hence its other name: 'Kingcup'. It favours damp spots, like ponds, meadows, marshes, ditches and wet woodlands.

The large, golden flowers of Marsh-marigold certainly look like the cups of kings; indeed, the Latin name, Caltha,is derived from the Greek for 'goblet', and this plant is also commonly known as 'Kingcup'. It is a widespread flower of ponds, marshes, damp meadows, ditches and wet woodland and is a conspicuous spring flower. Marsh-marigold is also a good plant to add to a wildlife-friendly pond, providing shelter for frogs and early nectar for insects.

Flag Iris

Purple Loosestrife

The large, sunshine-yellow flowers of the Yellow iris brighten up the margins of our waterways, ponds, wet woods, fens and marshes. Also called the 'Flag Iris', its outer petals have a characteristic 'droop'.

The water-loving Yellow iris can be found along the margins of waterways and ponds, and in wet woodlands, fens and saltmarshes. Often mingled among other reedbed plants, its large, bright yellow flowers appear between May and August; they are thought to be the inspiration for the fleur-de-lis symbol, which is used in heraldry and also by the Scouts.