The Lake

The Lake and the Swamp

The lake with its swamp is a powerful characteristic of the garden, an area that doesn’t need other elements and which expresses quite well the beauty and the wonders of nature.

We have collected here the so-called water plants, which need to be immersed in water in order to live and plants that need to live in a damp place, the swamp with around 10/15 cm of water, while on the river banks we meet again the Mediterranean plants that need a dry climate to flourish with their colours and fragrances.

Acorus calamus

  • NAME: Acorus calamus
  • COMMON NAME: Sweet flag
  • FAMILY: Araceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow green
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Clunp division in spring-autumn
  • ORIGIN: Asia, Europe, North America, temperate zones in humid areas and ponds

Alisma plantago-acquatica

  • NAME: Alisma plantago-aquatica
  • COMMON NAME: Waterplantain
  • FAMILY: Alismataceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pinkish-white
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed
  • ORIGIN: Europe, Asia

Caltha palustris

  • NAME: Caltha palustris
  • COMMON NAME: Marsh-marigold
  • FAMILY: Ranuncolaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Bright yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: April/May
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Division of roots
  • ORIGIN: Europe, Asia, North America and Mexico

VAR: Multiplex

  • COMMON NAME: Marsh-marigold
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Golden yellow
  • BLOOMING TIME: March/April
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • ORIGIN: Europe, Asia

Equisetum fluviatile

  • NAME: Equisetum fluviatile
  • COMMON NAME: Water horsetail, Swamp horsetail
  • FAMILY: Equisetaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Yellow-green sporophytes
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Spores, rhizomes division
  • ORIGIN: Europe, North America and Asia

Equisetum hyemale

  • NAME: Equisetum hyemale
  • COMMON NAME: Scouring-rush horsetail
  • FAMILY: Equisetaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Brown sporophytes
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Spores, dicision of rhizomes
  • ORIGIN: Europe, North America and Asia

Iris laevigata

  • NAME: Iris laevigata
  • COMMON NAME: Smooth iris
  • FAMILY: Iridaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Violet blue
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June-July
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Rhizomes division
  • ORIGIN: Siberia, Manchuria, Korea and Japan

Iris pseudacorus

  • NAME: Iris pseudacorus
  • COMMON NAME: Water flag, Yellow-flag iris
  • FAMILY: Iridaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Bright yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/June
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Rhizomes division
  • ORIGIN: Siberia, Europe, Italy

Juncus effusus

  • NAME: Juncus effusus
  • COMMON NAME: Rush
  • FAMILY: Juncaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Brown/Yellow
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Perennial aquatic
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Spreads spontaneously through seeding or clump division
  • ORIGIN: Eurasia, North America, Australia and New Zealand

Lychnis Coronaria

  • NAME: Lychnis Coronaria
  • COMMON NAME: Coronaria, Crotonella, Cotonaria
  • FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Bright Pink
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed and division
  • ORIGIN: Europe

Lythrum salicaria

  • NAME: Lythrum salicaria
  • COMMON NAME: Purple loosestrife
  • FAMILY: Lythraceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Red
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Clump division, basal cuttings
  • ORIGIN: Europe and America

Mentha Aquatica

  • NAME: Mentha aquatica
  • COMMON NAME: Marsh mint, Water mint
  • FAMILY: Lamiaceae/Labiatae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/Violet
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/October
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding and division of rhizomes
  • ORIGIN: Europe, Italy

Nelumbo nucefera

  • NAME: Nelumbo nucifera
  • COMMON NAME: Indian lotus
  • FAMILY: Nelumbonaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/October
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: + 5°
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, rhizome division
  • ORIGIN: Asia, America, Australia

Nymphaea sp.

  • NAME: Nymphaea sp.
  • COMMON NAME: Waterlily
  • FAMILY: Nymphaeaceae
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -10°
  • PROPAGATION: Rhizome division
  • ORIGIN: Tropical climate

VAR: Alba/Aurora/Moorei

  • FLOWER COLOUR: White/Orange/Yellow
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September

VAR: Amabilis

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September

VAR: Atropurpurea

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Purple red
  • BLOOMING TIME: June/September

VAR: Candidissima

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pure white
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/August

VAR: Charles De Meurville & Sultan

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Red
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Ernst Epple Sen.

  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Fire crest

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/Lavender
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Franz Berthold

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink/Raspberry
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Froebeli

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Bright red
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Madame Wilfron Gonnère

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Pink
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Mangkala Ubol

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Salmon yellow
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Mayla

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Fuchsia
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Paul Hariot

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Coral
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Perri’s Magnificent

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Intense bright red
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Rose Arey

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Bright pink
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

VAR: Vesuve

  • FLOWER COLOUR: Dark red
  • BLOOMING TIME: May/September

Phalaris Arundinacea

  • NAME: Phalaris Arundinacea
  • COMMON NAME: Saggina spagnolas
  • FAMILY: Poaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Not evident
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeds
  • ORIGIN: Europe, North Africa

Pontederia cordata

  • NAME: Pontederia cordata
  • COMMON NAME: Pickerel weed
  • FAMILY: Pontederiaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue-purple
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Clumps division and seeding
  • ORIGIN: U.S.A., South America

Sagittaria latifolia

  • NAME: Saggitaria latifolia
  • COMMON NAME: Broadleaf arrowhead
  • FAMILY: Alismataceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: White
  • FOLIAGE: Deciduous
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/September
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: -15°
  • PROPAGATION: Seeding and division of the rhizome
  • ORIGIN: North America

Teucrium Fruticans "Azureum"

  • NAME: Teucrium Fruticans Azureum
  • COMMON NAME: Teucrio
  • FAMILY: Lamiaceae/Labiatae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Blue
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/October
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Herbaceous perennial
  • EXPOSURE: Sun/half-shade
  • HARDINESS: -5°
  • PROPAGATION: Rhizome division,cutting and seeds
  • ORIGIN: Mediterranean

Thalia dealbata

  • NAME: Thalia dealbata
  • COMMON NAME: Hardy canna, Alligator-flag
  • FAMILY: Marantaceae
  • FLOWER COLOUR: Purple
  • FOLIAGE: Evergreen
  • BLOOMING TIME: July/August
  • PLANT CATEGORY: Aquatic perennials
  • EXPOSURE: Full sun
  • HARDINESS: 0°
  • PROPAGATION: Clump division and seeding
  • ORIGIN: Central America