Table

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African Sunset Canna (Canna 'African Sunset')

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

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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.

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Albida Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Albida')

Timeless beauty! Crisp and pure, white flowers are abundant. Especially beautiful in an earth-bottom pot.

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Anacharis (Egeria densa)

The most well known submerged aquatic plant. Accredited for improving water quality and clarity. (All plants, however, contribute to a healthier environment.)

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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.

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Arrow Arum (Peltandra virginica)

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

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Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

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

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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.

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Black Gamecock Iris (Iris Louisiana)

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.

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Black Princess Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Black Princess')

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

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Black Taro (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic')

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

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Blue Creeping Mazus (Mazus reptans)

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

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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.

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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.

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Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)

This iris relative has pretty blue flowers atop grassy stems.

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Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata)

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

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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.

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Burgundy Princess Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Burgundy Princess')

A great free-blooming lily with deep-red blossoms set against deep-green foliage.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata')

Eye-catching marginal plant with red, green and yellow leaves and small white flowers.

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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.

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Chi-Chi (Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi Chi')

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

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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.

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Colorado Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Colorado')

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

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Comanche Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Comanche')

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

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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.

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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.

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Coontail/Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)

The preferred submerged plant because it is a native species. It is also a rootless plant, which makes it easier to manage plant growth, and it consumes 100% of its nutrients from the water.

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Copper Iris (Iris fulva)

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

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Corkscrew Rush (Juncus effusus 'Spiralis')

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

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Cotton Grass (Eriophorum agustifolium)

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

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Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)

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

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Cynthia Ann Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Cynthia Ann')

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

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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.

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Denver Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Denver')

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

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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.

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Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus haspan)

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

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Dwarf Pink Canna (Canna 'Baby Girl Pink')

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

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Dwarf Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis')

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

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Dwarf Variegated Sweet Flag (Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus')

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

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Elena Taro (Colocasia esculenta 'Elena')

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

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Escarboucle Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Escarboucle')

Pretty purple-red flowers that stay open later in the afternoon than most waterlilies. Great for medium and large ponds.

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Giant Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale 'Robustum')

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

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Giant Papyrus (Cyperus giganteus)

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

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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.

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Golden Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus gramineus ogon)

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

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Goldi Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Goldi')

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Helvola Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Helvola')

Precious and wonderful, this little star is suitable for the smallest ponds or large window boxes. An outstanding bloomer whose unopened buds dance just above the water’s surface.

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Hibiscus

The hibiscus family of plants includes a range of evergreen shrubs with large, brightly colored flowers that fall off within a day or two of blooming. Hibiscus can provide an attractive statement piece for the edge of a pond but prefer not to be submerged in water.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Iris

Irises come in a wide assortment of categories and almost any color imaginable, making them a popular pick in water gardens around the world. They’re among the first flowers to bloom in the spring.

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James Brydon Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'James Brydon')

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

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Japanese Primrose (Primula japonica)

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

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Joey Tomocik Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Joey Tomocik')

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

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Juncus effusus (Common Rush)

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

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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.

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Lance Leaf Arrowhead (Sagittaria lancifolia)

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

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Lemon Canna (Canna 'Electric Lemonade')

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

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Lindsey Woods Tropical Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Lindsey Woods')

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

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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.

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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.

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Maggie Belle Slocum Lotus (Nelumbo 'Maggie Belle Slocum')

Flared petals are washed in lavender pink color. A medium habit makes it a good choice for most size ponds. Single blooms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Miniature Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)

Sunny yellow flowers are abundant throughout the cool spring season. A brief rest in the summer and they are back at it again in the fall. Perfect for streams.

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Mojito Taro (Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito')

Green leaves splattered with burgundy are an art project on every leaf. No two the same!

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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.

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Mrs. PDS Lotus (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.

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Narrowleaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia)

Narrowleaf Cattail is similar to Common Cattail but – you guessed it – has narrower leaves. Like Common Cattail, Narrowleaf Cattail can quickly take over a pond if not carefully controlled.

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Panama Pacific Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Panama Pacific')

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

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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.

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Patio Joe Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Patio Joe')

Light peach flowers look pretty in any pond.

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Peach Delight Canna

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

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Pekinensis Rubra Lotus (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.

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Pink Beauty Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Pink Beauty')

Pretty in pink with bright yellow centers. A medium-sized plant suited to any size pot.

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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.

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Pink Sensation 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.

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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.

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Pink Spritzer Canna

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

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Queen Victoria (Lobelia fulgens 'Queen Victoria')

Scarlet flowers on dark burgundy foliage. Good clumping habit.

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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.

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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.

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Red Louisiana Iris (Iris 'Red Velvet Elvis')

Pretty ruby flowers stand out beautifully against green foliage.

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Red Spider Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Red Spider')

A powerful summer bloomer. The narrow petals are crinkled for a unique presence in the garden pond.

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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.

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Red Stemmed Thalia (Thalia geniculata ruminoides)

Leaves so large they resemble flags dancing in the breeze with a powerful presence. The delicate lavender flowers float like butterflies well above the foliage.

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Red-leaf Canna (Canna 'Australia')

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

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Rosy Clouds Lotus (Nelumbo 'Rosy Clouds')

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

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Royal Pickerel (Pontederia dilatata)

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

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Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

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

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Spatterdock (Nuphar Advena)

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

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Spike Rush (Eleocharis montevidensis)

Also known as Giant Hairgrass, this grass-like plant has tufts of thin leaves that are bright green at the tips and darken to dark purple at their bases.

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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.

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Steven Strawn Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Steven Strawn')

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

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Sunny Sky Lotus (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.

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Sweet Flag (Acorus americanus)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Variegated Cattail (Typha latifilia 'Variegata')

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

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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.

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Variegated Striped Rush (Baumea rubiginosa)

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

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Variegated Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus 'Variegatus')

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

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Variegated Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus 'Variegatus')

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

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Variegated/Crystal Confetti Pennywort (Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides)

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

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Virginalis Waterlily (Nymphaea 'Virginalis')

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

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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.

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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.

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Water Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scirpioides)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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White Creeping Mazus (Mazus reptans 'Albus')

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

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Yellow Iris (Iris 'Wow Factor')

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

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Yellow-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium californicum)

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

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Zebra Rush (Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani 'zebrinus')

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

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