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'All Green' Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia x readei (leuco x rubra jonsii)

Unique chartreuse pitchers lure insects into these pretty carnivorous pitcher plants. Flowers are also completely green.

FlowerGreen
Bloom TimeSummer
FoliageBright Green Pitchers
Hardiness Zone5
Height12-18 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateModerate
Pond SizeAny
N;
'Jeri' Purple Iris

Iris louisiana ‘Jeri’

Velvety purple flowers make stunning springtime display.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone6
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
African Sunset Canna

Canna ‘African Sunset’

Burning bright orange flowers almost glow against dark red variegated leaves.

FlowerOrange
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height3-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Afterglow Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Afterglow’

FlowerPink with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Alba Grandiflora Lotus

Nelumbo ‘Alba Grandiflora’

Pristine single white flowers are lotus in the purest form. The petals dance in tall stems above the foliage.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (10-24 Inches)
N;
Albert Greenberg Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Albert Greenberg’

FlowerPink with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Albida Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Albida’

Timeless beauty! Crisp and pure white flowers are abundant.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
American Water Plantain

Alisma subcordatum

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil (3 to 5 Inches Deep)
N;
Antares Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Antares’

Night-bloomer.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Arc-En-Ciel Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Arc-En-Ciel’

Long, thin petals start life a pretty soft pink before fading to white. Unusual multi-colored foliage.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread4-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Arrow Arum

Peltandra virginica

Elegant by design. What Arrow Arum lacks in flowers it provides in stature. Effective alone or in mass.

FlowerWhite, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
FoliageGreen, Arrowhead-shaped
Hardiness Zone5
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 10 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateSlow
Pond SizeAny
N;
Arrowhead Sagittaria

Sagittaria latifolia

Named for the shape of its leaves, this marginal has small white flowers with pretty yellow centers.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height1-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Attraction Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Attraction’

Classic “Monet’s garden” appeal! Dark pink to light red petals are graced by white tips around the outside edge, rich green foliage for the background.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum

Starts small but can mature into a giant of more than 100 feet tall. This slow grower enjoys the shallow water of a pond.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone4
HeightUp to 100 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantShallow Water (2 to 12 Inches)
N;
Bengal Tiger Canna

Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’

Exotic-looking as its namesake, this tropical crowd-pleaser has bright orange flowers and striking variegated leaves.

FlowerOrange
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Black Flowering Sedge

Carex nigra

Blue-green to blue-gray foliage is topped by unique dark brown seed heads.

FlowerDark Brown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone4
Height6-12 Inches
ExposurePart Sun to Full Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
N;
Black Gamecock Iris

Iris louisiana ‘Black Gamecock’

Regal dark purple flowers set this Iris apart from the rest. Black Gamecock Iris’s velvety petals look almost black and are accented by a slight orange stripe.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSpring
FoliageGreen, Sword-shaped
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
Aggressive GrowerNo
Growth RateModerate
Pond SizeAny
N;
Black Knight Canna

Canna ‘Black Knight’

Red flowers stand tall atop dark foliage.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Black Leaf Canna

Canna ‘Australia’

Narrow wine-red foliage on sturdy stems support scarlet-red flowers.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Black Marble Taro

Colocasia multiflora ‘Black Marble’

Matte-black leaves on purple-black stems are the perfect contrast to vertical companions.

FlowerNot Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Black Princess Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Black Princess’

Magnificent goblet-shaped, deep red blooms that seem almost black.

Flower ColorBurgundy
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-4′
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
N;
Black Taro

Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’

Matte-black leaves on purple-black stems are the perfect contrast to vertical companions.

FlowerNot Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Blue Cardinal Flower

Lobelia siphilitica

Blue, tube-shaped flowers peek out from green foliage.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePart Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Blue Creeping Mazus

Mazus reptans

Tiny but abundant blue flowers provide perfect groundcover along moist soil or tucked between rocks.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
FoliageGreen, Lance-shaped
Hardiness Zone4
Height2 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Streams (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateFast
Pond SizeAny
N;
Blue Flag Iris

Iris versicolor

A staple Iris in the water garden that grows well in full sun or moderate shade. Always reliable and more mild mannered and clump-habited than most Iris. Purplish blue flowers adorn this American native.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSpring
FoliageGreen, Sword-shaped
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateModerate
Pond SizeAny
N;
Blue Medusa Corkscrew Rush

Juncus inflexus ‘Afro’

Semi-evergreen hollow stems wind around like a corkscrew. Mounding habit. Very similar to standard Corkscrew Rush but in a lighter, bluish color.

FlowerBrown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height1-2 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Blue Moneywort

Lindernia grandiflora

A great plant for adding that hard-to-find blue color to your water garden. The small blue flowers beautifully dot low-lying green foliage. Works well in floating islands.

Flower ColorBlue
Bloom TimeSummer
FoliageGreen, Heart-shaped
Hardiness Zone7
Height1-3 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Stream (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateModerate
Pond SizeAny
N;
Blue Rush

Juncus glauca

This distinctly blue rush adds a pop of unusual color around the pond edge. Semi-evergreen.

FlowerBrown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height1-2 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Blue Rush

Juncus patens

This distinctly blue rush adds a pop of unusual color around the pond edge. Semi-evergreen.

FlowerBrown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height1-2 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Blue Spider Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Blue Spider’

FlowerBlue with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread6-8 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Blue-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium montanum

This iris relative has pretty blue flowers atop grassy stems.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone6
Height8-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Bog Bean

Menyanthes trifoliata

Buoyant stems reach out from the shoreline. A favorite for frogs, who like to hide among the leaves.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone3
Height8 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantShallow Water (1-6 Inches)
N;
Brilliant Pink Canna

Canna ‘Flirtini’

Shocking pink flowers are so bold they can be seen from a great distance. The leaves have a tinge of purple for extra drama.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Bristly Sedge

Carex comosa

FlowerGreen and Bristly
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardy to Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Bug Bat Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia ‘Bug Bat’

Bug Bat forms tight clumps of pitchers that start as green at their bases and darken to burgundy at the tips. Like other pitcher plants, Bug Bat produces a sweet-smelling nectar that attracts insects. The insects then fall into the pitchers, where the plant can digest them.

FlowerDark Red
Bloom TimeSpring
FoliagePitchers, Green at the base transitioning to red near the tips
Hardiness Zone5
Height6-16 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateModerate
Pond SizeAny
N;
Bull's Eye Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Bull’s Eye’

One of the reddest waterlily on the market, this show-stopper has up to 50 ruffly violet-red petals offset by a yellow bull’s-eye center. These blooms look lovely against the plant’s solid green foliage. Day-bloomer.

FlowerReddish Violet with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread4-7 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Burgundy Princess Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Burgundy Princess’

A great free-blooming lily with deep-red blossoms set against deep-green foliage. Flowers start dark and fade to reddish pink.

Flower ColorBurgundy
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Spread3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

This moisture-loving bush has pretty green leaves set against red-tinged stems. The “buttons” on buttonbush emerge in summer, when the plant shows off its unusual spherical flowers that look like little white pin cushions. Buttonbush is deciduous, meaning it loses its leaves in the winter and regains them in the spring.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
HeightUp to 15 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Cardamom

Elettaria cardamomum

Need a plant for the shady margins of the pond? Cardamom is a great choice. This tropical plant has unusual white flowers with purplish veins and seeds that can be ground up for use in spicy recipes.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone10
Height6-9 Inches
ExposurePrefers Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
N;
Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal red flowers on tall spikes open for weeks, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Best when naturalized in moist soil or tucked into streams.

FlowerBurgundy
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Carolina Yellow Jacket Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia x Carolina Yellow Jacket

Chartreuse pitchers have unique pointed hoods. A prolific grower and a great choice for water gardeners who have little experience with carnivorous plants.

Like other Pitcher Plants, carnivorous Yellow Jacket traps bugs in its pitchers, where it slowly digests them. This cultivar traces its roots to S. purpurea, flava and rosea.

FlowerDark Orange
Bloom TimeSpring
FoliageGreen Pitchers with Some Red
Hardiness Zone4
Height6-8 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateModerate
Pond SizeAny
N;
Chameleon Plant

Houttuynia cordata ‘Variegata’

Chameleon Plant does anything but blend in!

This eye-catching marginal has leaves mottled with green, yellow and red. Chameleon Plant also has small, white flowers, but they’re nowhere near as impressive as the unusual foliage.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Charlene Strawn Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Charlene Strawn’

Pretty white flowers bloom beautifully against green lilypads.

Flower ColorWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5′
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
N;
Charlie's Choice Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Charlie’s Choice’

This small to medium red changeable produces flowers with colors ranging from white to rich pink and varying shades of bronze-red. A continual changing mosaic of colors.

FlowerDwarf Red Changeable
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread2-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Chinese Lizard's Tail

Saururus chinensis

FlowerWhite, Spike-like
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardy to Zone4
Height1-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Chiquita Punch Canna

Canna ‘Chiquita Punch’

N;
Chrysantha Dwarf Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Chrysantha’

Petite changeable peach flowers dot this adorable dwarf waterlily.

Flower ColorPeach
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
N;
Chubby Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Chubby’

Cup-shaped, pinkish-cream flowers bloom in abundance.

Flower ColorWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 inches)
N;
Clyde Ikins Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Clyde Ikins’

First to bloom nearly every year! Clyde Ikins is a power house for flower production. The flowers are a subtle blend of yellow and soft pink.

FlowerPeach
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 Inches)
N;
Colorado Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Colorado’

More pink than yellow, she is a dazzler, blooming consistently from early spring through summer.

FlowerPeach
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Comanche Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Comanche’

Comanche is an excellent changeable waterlily with apricot-colored flowers that mature to an almost bronze.

FlowerApricot Changeable
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Common Rush

Juncus effusus

A nice vertical plant for adding greenery to the edge of a pond.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Common White Calla Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Calla lilies have elegant funnel-shaped white flowers atop 2- to 4-foot-tall stems. They are poisonous to cats and dogs if ingested and should not be planted anywhere household pets could reach them.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 12 Inches Deep)
N;
Compact Australia Canna

Canna ‘Compact Australia’

N;
Compact Papyrus

Cyperus percamentus

A compact version of Giant Papyrus that is better suited to the backyard pond. The practical size makes it great for ponds and containers.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 10 Inches Deep)
N;
Copper Iris

Iris Louisiana ‘Count Pulaski’

An unusual copper-colored flower looks beautiful on this iris.

FlowerCopper
Bloom TimeSpring
FoliageGreen, Sword-like
Hardiness Zone5
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateModerate
Pond SizeMedium and Larger
N;
Coral Sky Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Coral Sky’

Flower Pink with Yellow Centers
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Corkscrew Rush

Juncus effusus ‘Spiralis’

Semi-evergreen hollow stems wind around like a corkscrew. Mounding habit.

FlowerNot Significant
Hardiness Zone4
Height10-12 Inches
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Corkscrew Rush 'Big Twister'

Juncus effusus spiralis ‘Big Twister’

This giant corkscrew rush has fun, hollow foliage that grows in mounded curls.

FlowerBrown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height18-24 Inches
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Cotton Grass

Eriophorum agustifolium

Cotton Grass has thin grasslike stems topped with fluffy white tufts.

FlowerWhite Tuft
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone4
Height1-2 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia

Creeping Jenny is a popular groundcover around ponds and water features.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height2-6 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Crystal Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Crystal’

This white day-bloomer stays open late in the day and late into the blooming season. The pure white petals form a starburst around a bright yellow center. Leaves are a mottled green and brown.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Cynthia Ann Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Cynthia Ann’

Apricot-colored blossoms on a compact plant. Ideally suited to small ponds and containers.

FlowerDwarf Peach
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread2-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 Inches)
N;
Dallas Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Dallas’

Star-shaped pink flowers complemented by lightly mottled leaves. Very fragrant!

Flower ColorPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 inches)
N;
Dana's Delight Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia ‘Dana’s Delight’

This tall, showy pitcher plant has bright pink hoods when grown in full sun. Like other pitcher plants, Dana’s Delight produces a sweet-smelling nectar to attract insects. These bugs become trapped in the pitchers, where the plant can digest them.

FlowerDark Red
Bloom TimeSpring
FoliageGreen Pitchers with Dark Pink Tops
Hardiness Zone6
Height10-32 Inches
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateSlow
Pond SizeAny
N;
Dark Violet Iris

Iris Louisiana ‘Full Eclipse’

FlowerDark Purple
Bloom TimeSpring
FoliageGreen, Sword-shaped
Hardiness Zone6
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateModerate
Pond SizeAny
N;
Darwin Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Darwin’

Pretty pinkish red flowers bloom beautifully against green lilypads.

Flower ColorRed, Pink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Spread4-5′
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
N;
Dauben Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Dauben’

FlowerBlue with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Denver Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Denver’

An extremely heavy bloomer with lots of off-white petals.

Flower ColorWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Detective Erica Hardy Waterlily (Purple Hybrid)

Nymphaea ‘Detective Erica’

Hardy-tropical waterlily hybrid. Winter hardy.

N;
Director George T. Moore Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Director George T. Moore’

Day bloomer.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone10
Spread 5-7 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Double Flowering Sagittaria

Sagittaria Japonica

White, carnation-like flowers and green, arrowhead-shaped leaves.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height2-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 5 Inches Deep)
N;
Dwarf Blue Mexican Petunia (Compact Blue Bell)

Ruellia brittoniana ‘Katie’

A compact version of Blue Bells, with pretty petunia-shapedblue flowers.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height8-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus ‘Oborozuki’

Golden, compact and particularly well suited to streams. Plants with good manners are always welcome additions. Semi-evergreen.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone3
Height8-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Light Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Stream (1-2 Inches Deep)
N;
Dwarf Papyrus

Cyperus haspan

This delicate alternative to other papyrus varieties has the signature green papyrus tufts but presented in a smaller package.

FlowerBrown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height12-18 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Dwarf Pink Canna

Canna ‘Baby Girl Pink’

Traditional canna foliage in a compact dwarf form. Delicate girly-pink flowers.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Dwarf Pink Mexican Petunia (Compact Pink Blue Bell)

Ruellia brittoniana ‘Pink Katie’

A compact version of Blue Bells/Chi-Chi, with pretty petunia-shaped pink flowers.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height8-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
Dwarf Umbrella Palm

Cyperus alternifolius ‘Gracilis’

A naked umbrella stands on tall stems. The foliage has a finer texture than the standard umbrella palm.

FlowerGreen, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantShallow Water (1-6 Inches)
N;