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Acorus calamu

Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'

Sweet Flag Variegated Sweet Flag
Acorus calamu

 
Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'

 
ZONE 4 - 2' to 3' - Flowers May - Shiny green sword-like foliage is gently rippled and emits a spicy sweet scent when broken ZONE 4 - 2' to 3'- Beautiful green and cream striped foliage persists all summer. Leaves are sweet scented when broken. Once used underfoot in doorways to create a welcoming aroma.
Golden Variegated Dwarf Japanese Sweet Flag
Golden Variegated Dwarf Japanese Sweet

 
ZONE 5 - 8" - 12" Dense Iris-like yellow striped foliage. Semi-evergreen
 

Alisma plantago-aquat

Arundo donax 'Variegata'

Water Plan Variegated Mediterranean Reed
Alisma plantago-aquat

 
Arundo donax 'Variegata'

 
ZONE 5 - 2' - Flowers July, August - Small white flowers sit atop attractive ovate foliage. Contrasts well with narrow foliage. Sometimes referred to as Water Baby's Breath ZONE 7 - 5' to 10' - Flowers September, October - This thick stemmed plant produces an abundance of creamy-white variegated foliage. Best suited to a large container as a specimen plant.

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Pink Butterfly Flower White Butterfly Flower
Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

 
Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

 
ZONE 5 - 3' to 4' - Flowers August - Fragrant clusters of soft pink flowers. Similar to Asclep. 'Ice Ballet'. Asclepias are the only host plants of the Monarch butterfly ZONE 5 - 3' to 4' - Flowers August -A lovely hybrid this fragrant beauty has pure white flowers that attract butterflies. Seed pods are unique and unusual. Germinates in moist soil
Marsh Marigold Black Flowering Sedge
Marsh Marigold

 
Black Flowering Sedge

 
ZONE 3 - 1' - Flowers April - Intense golden-yellow flowers brighten the pond in early spring. Prefers cold climate, light shade or cool running water like spring seeps and streams ZONE 5 - 2' - Flowers March, April - Blue-gray masses of narrow foliage form dense, uniform clumps, weeping at the top. An excellent plant for massing. Sways gracefully in the breeze

Carex riparia 'Variegata'

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Variegated Sedge Button Bush
Carex riparia 'Variegata'

 
Cephalanthus occidentalis

 
ZONE 5 - 2' - Flowers March, April - Brilliant green and white variegated foliage persists in spring and early summer. Variegation holds best in part shade. Black flowers ZONE 5 - Flowers May, June - Attractive glossy foliage on reddish-brown branches. White button-like flowers bloom in summer

Cyperus longus

Umbrella Grass Radican Sword
Cyperus longus

 
Radican Sword

 
ZONE 5 - 4' - Flowers July - With umbrella-like foliage and yellow-green flowers, this plant makes a great specimen in a large container ZONE 7 - 3' - Flowers August, September - Huge melon shaped dark green leaves. Long, arched stems covered with clusters of large white Sagittaria-like flowers. Viviparous

Echinodorus cordifolius 'Marble Queen'

Eleocharis montevidensis

Marble Queen Spike Rush
Echinodorus cordifolius 'Marble Queen'

 
Eleocharis montevidensis

 
ZONE 7 - 2' - Similar to cordifolius with more pointed leaves and a dramatic pattern of creamy yellow and green variegation. Viviparous. More mild mannered than cordifolius ZONE 6 - 1' - Attractive quill-shaped foliage makes this rush a favorite for the very edge of the pond. Also works well in bog gardens or mixed with pitcher plants

 

 

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