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Shallow Tropical Plants

 
  All plants on this page are
 

Ludwigia peploides

 

Neptunia aquatica

Primrose Creeper Sensitive Plant
  Primrose Creeper

 
 

Sensitive Plant

 

  ZONE 8 - 2' - Flowers June, July, August, September - Creeping shiny ovate foliage. Bright yellow flowers persist most of the summer. Vigorous.   ZONE 9 - 6" - Flowers August - Fern-like plant that floats on the surface suspended by a foamy tissue surrounding the stems. Leaves close when touched. Yellow sweet pea-like flowers.
 
 

Pontederia dilatata

 

Pontederia lanceolata

  Royal Pickerel   Giant Pickerel Rush
  Royal Pickerel

 
  Giant Pickerel Rush

 
  ZONE 7 - 4' to 5' - Flowers July, August, September - Dense tall blue flowers, like P. lanceolata. Foliage is upright and superb in every characteristic. May be hardy to Zone 6 or colder.   ZONE 8 - 3' to 4' - Flowers June, July, August, September - Deep green sword-like foliage accompanied by tall spikes of dense lavender-blue flowers. Great bloomer.
 
 

Pontederia lanceolata var. alba

 

Pontederia ssp. 'Singapore Pink'

  Giant White Pickerel Rush   Singapore Pink
  Pontederia lanceolata var. alba

 
  Pontederia ssp. 'Singapore Pink'

 
  ZONE 8 - 3' to 4' - Flowers June, July, August, September - Similar to P. lanc. but with white flower spikes. Outstanding foliage and flowers well into fall.   ZONE 9 - 1' to 2' - Flowers July, August - Broad dark green foliage complimented by true bright pink flowers. Excellent bloomer. Some what new to the market. This plant shines.
 
 

Rotala indica

 

Ruellia brittoniana

  Red Rotala   Blue Bells
  Rotala indica

 
  Ruellia brittoniana

 
  Zone 9 - 4" to 6" - Flowers July, August, Sept - This jewel's foliage is full of red, pink and green. Topped with spiky clusters of bright pink flowers all summer long. A low spreading habit.   ZONE 8 - 2' to 3' - Flowers July, August, September - Delightful blue trumpet-shaped flowers persist throughout the summer. Dark purple-green foliage for contrast.
 

Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi Chi'

 

Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'

  Chi Chi   Dwarf Blue Bells
  Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi Chi'

 
  Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'

 
  ZONE 8 - 2' to 3' - Flowers July, August, September - A soft pink flowering version of Blue Bells with the same nice dark purple-green foliage.   ZONE 8 - 6" to 8" - Flowers July, August, September - A dwarf Blue Bells. This plant flowers with such profusion that at times you can barely see the foliage.
 
 

Sagittaria lancifolia form ruminoides

 

Sagittaria montevidensis

  Red Stemmed Sagittaria   Aztec Arrowhead
  Sagittaria lancifolia form ruminoides

 
  Sagittaria montevidensis

 
  ZONE 8 - 2' to 3' - Flowers July, August, September - Sword-like leaves with rich burgundy-red stems. Tall spikes of white flowers with yellow centers.   ZONE 8 - 2' to 3' - Flowers July, August, September - Strong, showy rich-green foliage. White flowers with burgundy markings and bright yellow centers. Likes deeper water.
 

Thalia geniculata form ruminoides

 

Zantedeschia aethipica

  Red Stemmmed Thalia   Common Calla
  Thalia geniculata form ruminoides

 
  Zantedeschia aethipica

 
  ZONE 8 - 5' to 6' - Flowers August, September - Distinctive red stems with broad, bold tropical foliage. Delicate lavender flower clusters held well above foliage.   ZONE 10 - 2' - Flowers May, June - Glossy arrowhead-shaped leaves of stately grace create the ideal background for the beautiful pure white blossoms.

 

 

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