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Crinum americanum

 

Crinum erubescens 'West Indies'

Bog Lily Miniature Bog Lily
  Crinum americanum

 
 

Crinum erubescens 'West Indies'

 

  ZONE 8 - 2' - Blooms on and off throughout the summer months. Large bulbs produce narrow leaves and thick flower stalks that present exquisite pure white blossoms. Very fragrant   ZONE 8 - 8" - Flowers August, September - A mini crinum with strap-like leaves, displays large, crisp white flowers in a small umbel above the leaves. Best for small ponds or container gardens.
 
 

Cyperus alternifolius

 

Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis'

  Umbrella Palm   Dwarf Umbrella Palm
  Cyperus alternifolius

 
  Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis'

 
  ZONE 8 - 5' - An all time favorite featuring umbrella-like foliage above stiff stems. Easy to winter indoors. Takes some shade. Great for natural filters, it really thrives in moving water.   ZONE 8 - 1' to 2' - A smaller, narrow leaved version of umbrella palm. More erect habit. Compact and easy to grow. Well suited to any size pond. A popular favorite.
 
 

Cyperus haspan

 

Cyperus papyrus

  Dwarf Papyrus   Egyptian Papyrus
  Cyperus haspan
 
  Cyperus papyrus

 
  ZONE 9 - 1' to 2' - Dense tufts of foliage above stiff stems. Golden-green flowers turn a rusty bronze in late summer. Popular   ZONE 8 - 8' - Stiff triangular stems present attractive "brooms" of needle-like foliage. The heavy flower clusters cause the stems to weep gracefully
 

Cyperus giganteus

 

  Mexican Papyrus  
  Cyperus giganteus

 
 
  ZONE 8 - 8' to 10' - Showier and more upright than Egyptian papyrus. An awesome specimen plant. Excellent for natural filtration in large ponds.  
 
 

Dichromena colorata

 

Eleocharis tuberosa

  Star Grass   Chinese Water Chestnut
  Dichromena colorata

 
  Eleocharis tuberosa

 
  ZONE 8 - 1' to 2' - Flowers June, July, August, September - Narrow leaves atop needle-like stems unfold to reveal white star-shaped flowers that persist throughout the summer.   ZONE 8 - 2' - Bright green hollow stems illuminate in the sun. Tubers are edible and have a sweet flavor. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Not salty like canned
 

Elettaria cardamomum

 

  Cardamom   Ginger Lily
  Elettaria cardamomum

 
  Elettaria cardamomum

 
  ZONE 10 - 9' - Excellent plant for heavy shade. White flowers striped pink. Moist or wet soil. The spicy seeds are used in cooking. Winters easily indoors in very low light.   ZONE 8 - height 4ft to 6ft - Flowers September White flowers have an incredible, delicately sweet fragrance. Tall graceful foliage and root are spicy, sweet when broken.
 
 

Hymenocallis caribaea 'Variegata'

 

Hymenocallis liriosme

  Variegated Spider Lily   Spider Lily
  Hymenocallis caribaea 'Variegata'

 
  Hymenocallis liriosme

 
  Zone 8 - 1' - Flowers March, April - A compact grower with outstanding green and creamy white leaves. A beautiful and unusual specimen   ZONE 8 - 3' - Flowers March, April - Strap-like leaves with decorative and extremely fragrant pure white flowers. Bulb winters easily indoors as a house plant.
 

Juncus 'Carmen's Japanese'

 

  Green Rush  
  Juncus 'Carmen's Japanese'

 
 
  ZONE 8 - 2' to 3' Flowers May, June - Narrow bright green foliage with delicate ivory-yellow flowers. Distinctive and graceful  

 

 

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