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Iris 'Black Gamecock'

 Iris brevicaulis

Black Gamecock Lamance Iris
Iris 'Black Gamecock'
 
Iris brevicaulis

 
ZONE 4 - Louisiana Iris 2' to 3' Striking midnight purple blossoms perch high atop graceful medium green foliage. The dark flowers are highly visible from a distance. Flowers April, May ZONE 4 - 18" Delicate bright sky blue flowers atop broad weeping foliage. The last iris in the nursery to bloom. North American native. Flowers April, May

 Iris 'Clyde Redmond'

Iris 'Kissie'

Clyde Redmond Kissie
Iris 'Clyde Redmond'

 
Iris 'Kissie'

 
ZONE 4 - Louisiana Iris 2' to 3' Vibrant royal blue flowers stand well above medium green foliage. A popular favorite. Flowers April, May ZONE 4 - Louisiana Iris 2' to 3' Deep rose-pink petals pale gracefully to soft yellow in the heart of the blossom. Rich green foliage. Flowers April, May

 Iris 'Knock Out'

Iris laevigata 'Alba'

Knock Out White Iris
Iris 'Knock Out'

 
Iris laevigata 'Alba'

 
ZONE 4 - Louisiana Iris 2' to 3' Red-purple flowers stand well above medium green foliage. A popular favorite. Flowers April, May ZONE 4 - 2' Delicate white flowers, sometimes speckled with blue, rise above rich green foliage. Long blooming period. Occasionally re-blooms in the fall. Flowers April, May

 Iris pseudacorus

Yellow Flag Iris Rose Queen
Iris pseudacorus

 
Rose Queen

 
ZONE 4 - 3' to 4' This outstanding European species produces masses of brilliant canary yellow blossoms that stand well above the tall erect foliage. Flowers April, May ZONE 4 - 2' Unique lavender-pink flowers tower above fine grass-like foliage. Good clumping variety. Late season bloomer. Plant in or out of the pond. Flowers April, May

Iris spp.

Iris versicolor

Assorted Hardy Louisiana Iris Blue Flag Iris
Iris spp.

 
Iris versicolor

 
Zone 4 - 2' to 3' - Flowers April - Louisiana iris offer a stunning array of flower colors. Due to new varieties and fluctuating availability, inquire or check the availability list ZONE 4 - 2' Delicate violet blossoms rise gracefully above sword-like foliage. Small stature makes it good for patio gardens and natural filters. North American native. Flowers April, May

Iris virginica

Juncus effusus

virginica Common Rush
Iris virginica

 
Juncus effusus

 
ZONE 4 - 2' to 3' Beautiful blue to violet blossoms stand regally above rich green foliage. Reliable, profuse bloomer. North American nat ZONE 5 - 2' to 3' Flowers may, June- Dark green spiky stems. Unusual light green flower clusters. Semi-evergreen. North American native

Juncus effusus 'Gold Strike'

Juncus effusus 'Spiralis'

Variegated Common Rush Corkscrew Rush
Juncus effusus 'Gold Strike'

 
Juncus effusus 'Spiralis'

 
ZONE 5 - 2' to 3' An excellent substitute for Baumea in the northern water garden. Yellow stripes run the full length of each spike. Semi-evergreen and much more hardy ZONE 5 - 1' - Flowers May, June - Very unusual dark green corkscrew stems. Creates a mound of unique foliage texture. Small light green flowers near the tips of the stems

Juncus glauca

Blue Rush
Juncus glauca

 
ZONE 5 - height 1ft to 2ft Blue-gray spiky, quill-like foliage is stiff and uniform. Forms a semi-evergreen clump. Mild mannered. Performs well indoors
 

Justicia americana

Lobelia cardinalis

Water Willow Cardinal Flower
Justicia americana

 
Lobelia cardinalis

 
ZONE 4 - 12in to 18in Flowers July, August - White flowers are decorated with purple and resemble orchid flowers. The open foliage is similar to the narrow leaves of the willow ZONE 4 - 2' - Flowers August, September, October - Tall spikes of intense red flowers rise out of a modest display of foliage. Striking summer color for a long period

Lobelia fulgens 'Queen Victoria'

Lobelia syphilitica

Queen Victoria Blue Lobelia
Lobelia fulgens 'Queen Victoria'

 
Lobelia syphilitica

 
Zone 3 - 3' - Flowers July, August - Brilliant scarlet red flowers are intensified by the deep burgundy foliage. Forms clumps quickly for an extended display of flowers. ZONE 4 - 2' - Flowers August, September, October - Lance shaped green leaves. Blue flowers held on tall spikes. Long blooming period. Prefers crown above water level

Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

Marsilea mutica

Golden Creeping Jenny Variegated Four Leaf Water Clover
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

 
Marsilea mutica

 
ZONE 3 - 2" - Flowers June, July, August - A creeping shallow water ground cover with bright yellow leaves. Creates a blanket of gold round foliage in or out of the pond. Will tolerate some shade ZONE 7 - 6" - Floating leaves with a distinctive pattern of green, yellow and red mounds up in very shallow water. An excellent plant for beginners and our best selling clover

Marsilea quadrifolia

Mentha aquatica

Hardy Four Leaf Water Clover Water Mint
Marsilea quadrifolia

 
Mentha aquatica

 
ZONE 5 - 8" to 10" - Bright green upright foliage. The hardiest of all the clovers. Popular. Combines well with Myrioph. Or makes an excellent ground cover alone ZONE 6 - 1' - Flowers August, September - Wonderfully aromatic foliage and lilac-pink blossoms make this variety a favorite. Quick surface cover. Great for natural filters and new ponds

Menyanthes trifolia

Curly Mint Bog Bean
Curly Mint

 
Menyanthes trifolia

 
ZONE 6 - Flowers August, September - This plant makes an excellent transition plant with it's ruffled, textured leaves and delicate pink flower tufts. ZONE 3 - 8" - Flowers April - A native species that's almost extinct. Pink buds open to delicate fringed white flowers above soft green trifoliate leaves. Great clumping habit
 

Mimulus ringens

Myosotis scirpoides

Lavender Musk Water Forget-Me-Not
Mimulus ringens

 
Myosotis scirpoides

 
ZONE 3 - 2' - Flowers July, August- Lavender flowers nestled among soft green foliage. Long bloomer. Great for late summer color. Will grow in or out of the pond ZONE 3 - 6" - Flowers April, May - Creeping ground cover great for edge of the pond. Sky blue flowers. Performs best in part shade, streams or spring seeps

 

 

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