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NameSummaryPriceBuy
'All Green' Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia x readei (leuco x rubra jonsii)

Bright green pitcher lure insects into these pretty carnivorous pitcher plants.

FlowerGreen
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height12-18 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 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
Height2-3 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. Especially beautiful in an earth-bottom pot.

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 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
Height2-3 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 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 Bell

Ruellia brittoniana

Thin, dark green foliage makes a beautiful back drop for blue, petunia-like flowers.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Height18-30 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 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-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium montanum

This iris relative has pretty blue flowers atop grassy stems.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone5
Height4-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
Pot Size4-5″
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;
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
Hardiness Zone5
Height6-16 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Carolina Yellow Jacket Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia ‘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.

FlowerNone
Bloom TimeN/A
Hardiness Zone4
Height6-8 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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 SPECIAL 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;
Chi-Chi

Ruellia brittoniana ‘Chi Chi’

Thin, dark green foliage makes a beautiful back drop for pink, petunia-like flowers.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone7
Height18-30 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Chrysantha SPECIAL 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;
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;
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 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;
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;
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;
Compact White Blue Bell

Ruellia brittoniana ‘White’

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

FlowerWhite
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;
Copper Iris

Iris fulva

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

FlowerCopper
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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;
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;
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
Hardiness Zone6
Height10-32 Inches
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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;
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;
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

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 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;
Dwarf Variegated Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus ‘Variegatus’

Delicate green and white-stripe foliage. Forms dense clumps. Fragrant when broken; ideal for streams.

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

Colocasia esculenta ‘Elena’

Bright chartreuse leaves on thick stems. Certain to brighten up a semi-shaded area.

FlowerYellow, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height3-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Fiber Optic Rush

Scirpus cernuus

This grassy plant grows in rounded clumps. Thin green stems are topped with tiny dark brown flowers in summer.

FlowerBrown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height8-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Four Leaf Water Clover

Marsiliea quadrifolia

These floating four-leaf clovers look pretty with 1-3″ green leaves.

FlowerNot Significant
Hardiness Zone5
Height6″-10″ Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 10 Inches Deep)
N;
Fox Sedge

Carex vulpinoidea

Arching, shiny green foliage grows in soft, dense clumps. Insignificant green flowers transform into brown seed clusters that look like fox tails.

FlowerGreen, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone3
Height1-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
N;
Giant Horsetail

Equisetum hyemale ‘Robustum’

All the amazing horsetail attributes, super-sized. An excellent specimen, reaching 4 to 6 feet tall.

FlowerNone
Bloom TimeN/A
Hardiness Zone4
Height5 Feet
ExposureTolerates Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Giant Papyrus

Cyperus giganteus

Rigid, colossal stems support wispy brooms with delicate yellow, grass-like flowers. The ideal specimen.

FlowerNot Significant
Bloom TimeN/A
Hardiness Zone8
Height8′-10′
SpreadN/A
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 12 Inches Deep)
N;
Giant Pennywort

Hydrocotyle bonariensis

This giant version of pennywort grows a little taller and has much wider leaves – sometimes as big as 3 inches across. The pretty green leaves are happy to creep across moist soil or float out over the water’s surface.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
N;
Giant Threadleaf Sundew

Drosera filiformis var. ‘Tracyi’

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height12-18 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Golden Club

Orontium aquaticum

Slow to get started but worth the reward. Virtually maintenance-free plant. Eloquent flowering after a few years of getting established.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height1-2 Feet, Short
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Golden Monkey Flower

Mimulus luteus

This hardy marginal has snapdragon-like yellow flowers sometimes splotched with red.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone3
Height12-18 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Golden Sedge

Carex elata ‘Bowles Golden’

This grass-like marginal is perfect for softening pond edges. Its vibrant golden color creates an interesting contrast against other plants.

FlowerNot Significant
Hardiness Zone6
Height 1-2 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
Golden Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus ogon

This grass-like plant has tufts of golden yellow leaves that stand out beautifully against a dark pond.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone5
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
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Goldi Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia ‘Goldi’

A robust golden Creeping Jenny with strong blooming. Cascades over rocks and through streams.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height4 Inches
ExposureFiltered Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
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Gonnere SPECIAL Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Gonnere’

Flower ColorWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
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Graceful Cattail

Typha laxmannii

Cattails with a mild manner. The narrow stems grow so close together that they are more suitable to backyard ponds. Narrow cattail flowers are common.

FlowerCatkins
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 12 Inches Deep)
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Green Maiden Lotus

Nelumbo ‘Green Maiden’

A single-flowering dwarf lotus with soft yellow blossoms touched delicately with pink. Blooms early and a lot.

FlowerYellow with Pink
Bloom TimeSummer
Height1-3 Feet
SpreadN/A
ExposurePrefers Sun
Hardiness Zone3
Where to PlantDeep Water (10-24 Inches)
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Green Smoke Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Green Smoke’

One of our favorite tropical waterlilies! This day-bloomer has unusual yellowish-green petals that darken to blue around the edges.

FlowerChartreuse and Blue
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone10
Spread5-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Grower's Choice Hardy Waterlilies

We’ll pick out a variety of our very best hardy waterlilies. Please call or add a note during checkout for questions or specific requests.

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Grower's Choice Iris

Iris are a great spring-bloomer for adding color around the pond.

FlowerVarious
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Grower's Choice Pink Lotus - No Shipping - York, PA Pickup or Call for Delivery Options

Beautiful hardy lotus for the water gardener who is happy with any color or variety.

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Hardy Water Canna

Thalia dealbata

Often called Hardy Water Canna, Thalia has a tropical appeal for those seeking a particular specimen. The perfect eye-catcher for large natural waterbodies because of its size.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height6 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantShallow or Deep Water (4 to 12 Inches Deep)
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Hindu Lotus

Nelumbo nucifera

One of two species of lotus in the world. Native to Asia. Hindu Lotus is bold with large pink single flowers.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (10-24 Inches)
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Hooded Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia minor

FlowerYellow-green
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone6
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
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Horsetail

Equisetum hyemale

Much sought after for its unique evergreen foliage. It will form large colonies so requires boundaries. The bamboo-like foliage has a distinct cylindrical form.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone4
Height3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Hot 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)
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Hot Pink Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Hot Pink’

FlowerPink with Yellow Centers
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Imperial Taro (Illustris Taro)

Colocasia antiquorum ‘Illustris’

Big elephant-ear leaves are a smokey purple with lime green highlights.

FlowerNot Significant
Hardiness Zone7
Height2-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)

 

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Intrigue Canna

Canna ‘Intrigue’

Dusty foliage is the view when the sun is behind you. Turn the tables, and it is on fire!

FlowerLight Orange
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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James Brydon Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘James Brydon’

Cup-shaped rosey flowers look great against lush green foliage.

Flower ColorPink
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Light Shade
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 Inches)
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Japanese Primrose

Primula japonica

Pretty pink, white and purple flowers stand tall above full green leaves. Great early-season bloomer.

FlowerWhite, Pink, Purple
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone3
Height6-8 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
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Japanese Variegated Iris

Iris Japanese Variegated

Bright purple flowers with yellow centers are surrounded by green-and-white swordlike foliage.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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Jennifer Rebecca Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Jennifer Rebecca’

This night-bloomer’s petals range from deep red to hot pink. Flowers stand several inches above the water’s surface throughout the night and into morning.

FlowerRed, Pink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Jersey Girl Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia ‘Jersey Girl’

Dark red pitchers have pretty bright green veining. Red flowers loom overhead in spring and summer.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height6-8 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Joey Tomocik Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Joey Tomocik’

A perennial favorite with lemon yellow flowers that stand proudly above the foliage.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Judith Hindle Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia ‘Judith Hindle’

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height1-2 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Key Largo Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Key Largo’

Flower Lavender with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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King of Siam Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘King of Siam’

A dark double purple loaded with petals contrasts with more traditional flowering lilies in the pond.

FlowerPurple with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Spread3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 Inches)
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Lance Leaf Arrowhead

Sagittaria lancifolia rubrum

Sturdy lance-shaped spears have tiers of delicate white flowers with sunny-yellow centers for extended periods. Tolerates brackish water.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone6
Height3 Feet
ExposureSun or Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 10 Inches Deep)
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Laura Frase Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Laura Frase’

FlowerPurple with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Lavender Musk

Mimulas ringens

FlowerLavender
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height20-30 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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Laydekeri Fulgens Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Laydekeri Fulgens’

Flower ColorRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5′
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
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Lemon Bacopa

Bacopa Caroliniana

Like regular moneywort, this plant’s shiny green leaves don small blue flowers in the summer. Gently break a leaf or two to enjoy this plant’s pleasant lemon scent. Submerge this plant to give fish a place to lay eggs, or tuck it around rocks in your bog.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-6 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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Lemon Canna

Canna ‘Electric Lemonade’

Super lemon-yellow blossoms that stand well above the dusty green leaves.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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Lindsey Woods Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Lindsey Woods’

The spectacular black buds are as remarkable as the purple blossoms when open.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Spread3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 Inches)
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Little Sue SPECIAL Dwarf Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Little Sue’

Petite changeable peach flowers dot this adorable dwarf waterlily. Blooms start light and turn darker.

Flower ColorPeach
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
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Lizard's Tail

Saururus cernuus

Lizard’s Tail earns its name from the spikes of tiny white flowers that curve down from the top of the plant’s long stems.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height18-24 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Lysimachia 'Firecracker'

Lysimachia ‘Firecracker’

Burgundy foliage steals the show on this hardy marginal. Small yellow flowers make a noteworthy guest appearance in summer.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height3-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Madame Ganna Walska Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Madame Ganna Walska’

A day-blooming tropical lily with striking star-shaped flowers. Its petals have light centers that darken to lavender on the tips. The mottled leaves display earthy shades of brown and green.

FlowerLavender with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Manee Red SPECIAL Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Manee Red’

Flower ColorRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
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Mangkala Ubol Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’

Soft peach blossoms are a delicate blend of pink and yellow. An outstanding bloomer. A runner up in performance alongside Clyde.

FlowerPeach
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Mardi Gras Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia ‘Mardi Gras’

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height8-16 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Mare's Tail

Hippuris vulgaris

This upright bottlebrush-like plant has stiff vertical stems surrounded by whorls of thin green leaves.

FlowerNot Significant
Hardiness Zone2
Height6-12 Inches
ExposurePart Sun to Full Shade
Where to PlantShallow Water (About 6 Inches Deep)
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Marsh Marigold

Caltha palustris

Waxy and bright, they are the first to bloom in early spring. Sunny golden yellow flowers shine above mounds of round green foliage.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSpring
FoliageGreen, Heart-Shaped
Hardiness Zone3
Height6-12 Inches
ExposurePart Sun to Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil to Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
Aggressive Grower?No
Growth RateSlow
Pond SizeAny
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Marsh Pennywort

Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

Verdant cream and green leaves look great creeping across moist soil or tucked between rocks.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone7
Height2-3 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
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Medium Umbrella Palm

Cyperus spp.

Bigger than classic Umbrella Palm, but larger than the dwarf version.

FlowerGreen, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone7
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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Meteor Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Meteor’

Nymphaea ‘Meteor’ is a fast-growing purple-red waterlily with peony-shaped flowers and burgundy-tinged leaves. Also known as a Rembrandt lily, Meteor looks pretty as a picture in medium and large ponds.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread4-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Micro Cattail

Typha minima

Pudgy little catkins are abundant when the plants are pot-bound or crowded. When absent, the blue-gray foliage sways nicely in the breeze.

FlowerCatkins
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height1-2 Feet
SpreadN/A
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
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Mini Horsetail

Equisetum scirpioides

Stiff stems in dense clumps are confined to the shallow shoreline. Nice accent plant. Excellent for streams.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone4
Height6 Inches
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
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Miniature Spearwort

Ranunculus flammula

Sunny yellow flowers are abundant throughout the spring and summer. Perfect for streams.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone5
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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Moneywort Bacopa

Bacopa ‘Monnieri’

Shiny green leaves don small white flowers in the summer. Tuck around rocks to see the best blooms.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-4 Inches
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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Moon Dance Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Moon Dance’

Not quite white and not quite cream, her abundant flowers rise above the water with purpose. Gently speckled foliage is less common among white flowering hardy waterlilies.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Moonbeam Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Moonbeam’

FlowerCream with Blue Edges
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Mrs. George C. Hitchcock Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘George C. Hitchcock’

Night-bloomer.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Mrs. PDS Lotus - No Shipping - York, PA Pickup or Call for Delivery Options

Nelumbo ‘Mrs. Perry D. Slocum’

The most acclaimed American hybrid. She opens an intense pink, is pink and yellow the second day and finishes all yellow.

FlowerPink, Yellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (10-24 Inches)
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Narrowleaf Cattail

Typha angustifolia

Narrowleaf Cattail is similar to Common Cattail but – you guessed it – has narrower leaves.

FlowerCatkins
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone2
Height3-7 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 12 Inches Deep)
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Orange King Humbert Canna

Canna ‘Orange King Humbert’

Spikes of showy orange flowers splashed with yellow. Solid green leaves.

FlowerOrange
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Orange Punch Canna

Canna ‘Orange Punch’

Refreshing as a cool drink on a hot summer day, these bright orange cannas look beautiful against a backdrop of lush green leaves.

FlowerOrange
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Panama Pacific Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Panama Pacific’

Purple reliability! A proven performer that always holds its own.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Spread3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 Inches)
N;
Parrot Feather

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Narrow stems give way to delicate feather-like leaves, hence the name Parrot Feather. For lined ponds only; not for natural ponds.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone6
Height6 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
Patio Joe Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Patio Joe’

Light peach flowers look pretty in any pond.

FlowerPeach
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Peach Delight Canna

Canna ‘Peach Delight’

These beautiful tropical canna add a burst of peach color to the edge of ponds and streams.

Flower ColorPeach
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to Plant4-6″ Deep in Moist Soil – Do Not Submerge
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Peach Twist Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Peach Twist’

FlowerPink with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Pekinensis Rubra Lotus - No Shipping - York, PA Pickup or Call for Delivery Options

Nelumbo ‘Pekinensis Rubra’

Carmine-red single blooms on a large cultivar. Best suited t o a substantial container for best performance.

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Pickerel Rush

Pontederia cordata

Simply suitable for nearly every pond. This American native blooms throughout the summer.

FlowerLavender
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureTolerates Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 9 Inches Deep)
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Pink Cardinal Flower

Lobelia x speciosa ‘Pink’

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

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Pink Erebus Canna

Canna glauca ‘Erebus’

Less vibrant than many other cannas but no less beautiful, Pink Erebus Canna has coral-pink flowers and soft green leaves. Also called Pink Longwood Canna.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Pink Grapefruit Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Pink Grapefruit’

A medium-sized plant with sizable pink flowers that include yellow. Ideally suited to any size pond. Excellent performer.

FlowerPink with Yellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Pink Pickerel

Pontederia spp. ‘Pink’

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height3-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 9 Inches Deep)
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Pink Sensation Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Pink Sensation’

An all-time favorite, clear pink with silver tips. The rich foliage color is the perfect complement to this “stay-open-late” variety. Well suited to earth-bottom pots.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Pink Sparkle Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Pink Sparkle’

A small pink lily with abundant blooms. The narrow petals form star-shaped flowers with a color range from deep pink to white.

FlowerDwarf Pink Changeable
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread2-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Pink Spritzer Canna

Canna ‘Pink Spritzer’

Bring a tropical look to your pond with this hot pink stunner.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-3 Feet
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
ExposurePrefers Sun
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Pink Sunburst Canna

Canna ‘Pink Sunburst’

Clusters of soft pink flowers stand atop green and red variegated leaves.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
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Plum Crazy Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Plum Crazy’

If you love bright colors, you’ll go crazy for Plum Crazy! This neon day-bloomer has ruffles of plum-purple petals that add bold color to the pond all summer. Its lilypads are just as spectacular, with bright green and reddish brown mottling.

FlowerPurple with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Purpetrator Pitcher Plant

S.x catesbaei (S. purpurea x flava)

Petite red pitchers make a subtle statement in pond margins or floating islands.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height6-8 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Purple Fantasy Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Purple Fantasy’

Created and patented by Florida Aquatic Nurseries in 2013, this truly one-of-a-kind gem has deep purple blooms that mature to a stunning pinkish purple.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread4-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Purple Joy Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Purple Joy’

FlowerPurple & White with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
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Purple Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia purpurea

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height4-8 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Queen of Siam Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Queen of Siam’

This royal beauty has pink star-shaped flowers with yellow centers and green- and burgundy-mottled foliage.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread3-8 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Queen Victoria

Lobelia fulgens ‘Queen Victoria’

Scarlet flowers on dark burgundy foliage. Good clumping habit.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Rain Lily

Zephyranthes candida

A happy little presence in the late-summer pond. Rain Lily blooms its heart out when everyone else is tired, often after a heavy rain.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeFall, Summer
Hardiness Zone7
Height1 Foot
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
Red Bog Lily

Crinum ‘menehune’

Long, slender, dark red leaves are dotted with delicate pink flowers.

FlowerPink
Hardiness Zone8
Height 18-24 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)

 

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Red Bug Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia ‘Red Bug’

A short, red pitcher plant that forms attractive clumps. Small flowers emerge in abundance.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height6-8 Inches
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Red Endeavor Canna

Canna glauca ‘Endeavor’

Bright red flowers stand out beautifully against solid green leaves. Also known as Longwood Red Canna.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
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Red Louisiana Iris

Iris ‘Red Velvet Elvis’

Pretty ruby flowers stand out beautifully against green foliage.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone4
Height3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
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Red Rotala

Rotala indica

This tropical beauty has pink and green leaves topped with pink flowers.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Height4-6 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Red Stemmed Parrot Feather

Myriophyllum spp.

A dwarf Parrot Feather with deep red stems. Fluffier and less sprawling. More compact growing habit. Not for natural water bodies.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone5
Height3-4 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
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Renegade Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Renegade’

FlowerRed with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Rhonda Kay Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Rhonda Kay’

Flower Purple with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Rosy Clouds Lotus

Nelumbo ‘Rosy Clouds’

Rosy as in red! Semi-dwarf, single flowering plant produces abundant blooms.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (10-24 Inches)
N;
Royal Pickerel

Pontederia dilatata

A striking specimen with a perfectly upright habit. Royal Pickerel has dense, tall lavender flowers all summer long.

FlowerLavender
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height4-5 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 9 Inches Deep)
N;
Sangria Canna

Canna ‘Sangria’

Bright red flowers, dark red leaves and the potential to grow as tall as 6 feet. This summer refresher is sure to make a statement in any water garden.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Scarlet Flame Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Scarlet Flame’

Flower Red with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Scarlet Rose Mallow Hibiscus

Hibiscus coccineus

This bright red beauty has five large, separated petals. These flowers make it stand out from other plants in the hibiscus family, which typically have overlapping petals. A favorite for hummingbirds.

FlowersRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height5-8 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil to Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Dainty pink flowers stand atop green stems. The leaves have a garlic-like smell when bruised.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone7
Height1-2 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Southern Charm Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Southern Charm’

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

Nuphar advena

Large leaves become a backdrop for 2-inch yellow blossoms on this lily-like plant.

Flower ColorYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5′
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 inches)
N;
Spike Rush

Eleocharis montevidensis

This grass-like plant has tufts of thin leaves that are bright green at the tips and darken to dark purple at their bases.

FlowerBrown
Hardiness Zone3
Height8-16 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Star Grass

Dichromena colorata

This classic favorite is a powerful consumer of nutrients. It is especially well suited for ponds with excessive nutrients, and even better in moving water.

FlowerWhite
Hardiness Zone8
Height1-2 Feet
Bloom TimeSummer
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Star of Siam Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Star of Siam’

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

Nymphaea ‘Steven Strawn’

A stellar red hardy waterlily that really rocks the color! A bit slow to get established but worth the wait.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Striped Beauty Canna

Canna ‘Striped Beauty’

Striped Beauty has red buds that bloom into yellow flowers with dissected by distinct white crosses. Striped leaves look almost identical to those of Bengal Tiger Canna. Also known as Canna ‘Minerva.’

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height3-4 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Sunny Sky Lotus - No Shipping - York, PA Pickup or Call for Delivery Options

Nelumbo ‘Sunny Sky’

Soft red flowers on the first day, softening to pink detailed with red, then creamy with a hint of yellow in the center. An abundance of flowers are produced on this dwarf cultivar.

FlowerRed
Hardiness Zone3
Height1-3 Feet
Bloom TimeSummer
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (10-24 Inches)
N;
Sweet Flag

Acorus calamus

Wavy blades of rippled foliage sway gracefully in the breeze. Particularly effective in mass.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
Tanzanite Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Tanzanite’

FlowerPurple with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Tarnok Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia leucophylla var. Tarnok

FlowerRed and Green
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone6
Height8-20 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Tea Cup Taro

Colocasia esculenta ‘Tea Cup’

An absolute favorite. Rather than stand perpendicular to the ground, the leaves cup upward, catching rainwater and tipping to pour during a storm.

FlowerNot Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height4-5 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Texas Dawn Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Texas Dawn’

Like the soft yellow of the Texas morning sun, these blossoms rise well above the water! A consistently outstanding performer.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Texas Red Canna

Canna ‘Texas Red’

A canna with bright red flowers.

FlowerRed
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Texas Shell Pink Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Texas Shell Pink’

This night-bloomer has delicate pink petals that open in the evening and stay open until a few hours after dawn, making her a perfect choice to people who aren’t home during the day. Texas Shell Pink’s leaves are a dark yellowish green with serrated edges.

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread5-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Threadleaf Sundew

Drosera filiformis

FlowerPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height5-9 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Tropic Star Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Tropic Star’

Flower ColorPink
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 inches)
N;
Trudy Slocum Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Trudy Slocum’

White night bloomers are magnificent in the dark reflecting the light of the moon. A free bloomer with deep green leaves.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Spread4-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (16-24 Inches)
N;
Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta

This evergreen sedge grows in tight clumps.

FlowerReddish-brown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone3
Height1-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
N;
Ultraviolet Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Ultraviolet’

FlowerPurple with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Umbrella Palm

Cyperus alternifolius

This classic favorite is a powerful consumer of nutrients. It is especially well suited for ponds with excessive nutrients, and even better in moving water.

FlowerGreen, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-5 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 6 Inches Deep)
N;
Valentine Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Valentine’

FlowerReddish Pink with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Variegated Cattail

Typha latifilia ‘Variegata’

Bright white vertical stripes run up the leaves, softening to cream as the season progresses. Stunning specimen.

FlowerCatkins
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Height6-7 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Light Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or up to 12″ of Water
N;
Variegated Pennywort

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides ‘Crystal Ball’

Water Pennywort is a simple groundcover with subtle white flowers. The pretty variegated green leaves are happy to creep across moist soil or float out over the water’s surface.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
N;
Variegated Society Garlic

Tullbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’

Variegated Society Garlic has pretty purple flowers and light green leaves striped with cream. Looks great in a floating island.

FlowerPurple
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone7
Height18-24 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Variegated Striped Rush

Baumea rubiginosa

Rigid growth is gently striped in yellow. Collectively, the narrow swords combine to form a cylinder.

FlowerBrown
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone7
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Light Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
Variegated Sweet Flag

Acorus calamus ‘Variegatus’

Vertically striped, green and white ribbon foliae resembles blades of iris. Color remains throughout the growing season.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 9 Inches Deep)
N;
Variegated Water Clover

Marsiliea mutica spp.

These floating four-leaf clovers look pretty with lightly variegated 1-3″ green leaves. This fast-spreading plant provides shade and shelter for fish.

FlowerWhite
Hardiness Zone7
Height3-4 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 18 Inches Deep)
N;
Various Tropical Waterlilies - Call for Availability

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N;
Victoria Cruziana

Victoria cruziana

Flower White and Pink with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread Up to 15 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Violet-Stemmed Taro

Colocasia esculenta ‘Violet Stemmed’

Big green leaves, dramatic purple stems. A perfect tropical for adding a rainforest feel to the edge of any pond.

FlowerYellow, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height2-4 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantShallow Water (1-6 Inches)
N;
Virginalis Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Virginalis’

Clean white flowers stand above the surface. A consistent performer, and versatile to boot!

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

Nymphaea ‘Wanvisa’

This striking beauty is widely recognized for the variations in flower color. Fiery pink petals are speckled with yellow as the norm. Occasionally the reward is a unique and random combination of the colors. Set ablaze above chocolate mottled foliage.

FlowerOrange
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread3-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Water Dock/Bloody Dock

Rumex sanguineus

Bored with plain green plants? Water Dock – also known as Bloody Dock – has bright green foliage striped with unusual red veins. Showy and lush.

FlowerNone
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Water Forget-Me-Not

Myosotis scorpioides

Great for tucking into streams and waterfalls. The shallow roots trap sediments that are easily removed through pruning.

FlowerBlue
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone3
Height6 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
Water Hawthorne

Aponogeton distachyos

A waterlily’s alter ego, awake during the winter months while the waterlily sleeps. Grows and blooms only when water temperatures are below 55 degrees. Seeds readily; not for earth-bottom ponds.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeFall, Spring
Hardiness Zone4
Spread1-2 Feet
ExposureTolerates Shade
Where to PlantDeep Water (10 to 24 Inches)
N;
Water Hyacinths

Eichhornia crassipes

The most popular floating plant used primarily for plant filtration, shade and surface cover. Flowers only when stressed. The delicate lavender flowers display a yellow-eyed peacock’s tail.

FlowerLavender
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantFloating in Pond
N;
Water Lettuce

Pistia stratiotes

Big green leaves float in the pond, taking out lots of nutrients that would otherwise feed string algae. Has the potential to overwhelm the pond if not controlled, especially in warmer climates.

N;
Water Pennywort

Hydrocotyle verticillata

Water Pennywort is a simple groundcover with subtle white flowers. The pretty green leaves are happy to creep across moist soil or float out over the water’s surface.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
N;
Water Pennywort

Hydrocotyle verticillata

Water Pennywort is a simple groundcover with subtle white flowers. The pretty green leaves are happy to creep across moist soil or float out over the water’s surface.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone6
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 4 Inches Deep)
N;
Water Poppy

Hydrocleys nymphoides

Exceptional cover in water 6 to 10 inches deep or as a substitute for waterlilies in small containers. Also happens to be a favorite food for turtles.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Spread1-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantModerately Deep Water (6-10 Inches)
N;
White Creeping Mazus

Mazus reptans ‘Albus’

Tiny but abundant white flowers provide perfect groundcover along moist soil or tucked between rocks. Also available in a blue variety.

FlowerWhite
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;
White Lava Taro

Colocasia esculenta ‘White Lava’

Bright green leaves are mottled with unusual white patches that resemble dripping lava.

FlowerNot Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone8
Height8 to 12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 2 Inches Deep)
N;
White Pickerel

Pontederia cordata alba

An attractive alternative or addition to traditional pickerel. White flowers stand out against green lance-shaped leaves.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height2-3 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 10 Inches Deep)
N;
White Rush

Schoenoplectus albescens

This rush cultivar has hollow, leafless stems that start off white and mature to light green.

FlowerBrown, Not Significant
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone5
Height4-6 Feet
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
White Snowflake

Nymphoides indica

Small white flowers dance across lily-like green leaves.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone7
Height3-6 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to Plant4-12 Inches of Water
N;
Wood's Blue Goddess Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Wood’s Blue Goddess’

You won’t find too many blue waterlilies – and this one is an absolute stunner. The periwinkle petals blossom to reveal a bright yellow center. These flowers stand high over bright green lilypads.

FlowerBlue with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread6-8 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Wood's White Knight Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea ‘Wood’s White Knight’

Night-bloomer.

Flower White with Yellow Center
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone9
Spread 4-6 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)
N;
Yellow Iris

Iris ‘Wow Factor’

Light yellow flowers have chocolate-colored veining. A great, mild-mannered alternative to invasive Yellow Flag Iris.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSpring
Hardiness Zone4
Height1-3 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantShallow Water (2 to 12 Inches Deep)
N;
Yellow-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium californicum

An iris relative with grassy stems and dainty bright yellow flowers.

FlowerYellow
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone8
Height8-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 1 Inch Deep)
N;
Yerba Mensa

Anemopsis californica

This member of the Lizard’s Tail family features pretty white flowers with a prominent central cone. The common name – Yerba Mansa – translates to “calming herb,” a nod to the plant’s use in the traditional medicine of northern Mexico and the American Southwest.

FlowerWhite
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Hardiness Zone5
Height6-12 Inches
ExposureFull Sun to Shade
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 3 Inches Deep)
N;
Zebra Rush

Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani ‘zebrinus’

This rush cultivar has hollow, leafless stems with interesting dark green and yellow horizontal bands.

FlowerBrown
Bloom TimeFall, Summer
Hardiness Zone4
Height2-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantMoist Soil or Shallow Water (Up to 12 Inches Deep)
N;