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Myriophyllum aquaticum

Myriophyllum ssp.

Parrot Feather Dwarf Red Stemmed Parrot Feather
Myriophyllum aquaticum

 
Myriophyllum ssp

 
ZONE 6 - 6" - Feathery medium-green foliage grows above and below the surface. Softens the hard edge of the pond. Spreading habit makes this excellent for new ponds 3" to 4" - Feathery foliage resembles M. aquaticum but is much more delicate and lacy. Red stems are brilliant.

Oenanthe javanica

Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo'

Water Celery Variegated Water Celery
Oenanthe javanica

 
Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo'

 
ZONE 6 - 1' TO 2' - Flowers July, August - This vigorous plant will grow equally well potted or floating. Semi-evergreen. Great natural filtration plants ZONE 6 - 1' to 2' - Flowers July, August - Bright pink, green and white foliage. Pink is outstanding in the spring and fall. Edible and great for soups, salads, etc
 

Orontium aquaticum

Peltandra virginica

Golden Club Arrow Arum
Orontium aquaticum

 
Peltandra virginica

 
ZONE 6 - 1' to 2' - Flowers April, May - Unique white and gold flowers held high above waxy-green foliage. North American native. Tolerates some shade. Requires very little care ZONE 5 - 2' to 3' - An attractive plant with glossy dark green arrow-shaped foliage. North American native. Tolerates some shade. Easy to grow, consistent and uniform

Phalaris arundinacea 'Feesey'

Strawberry & Cream
Phalaris arundinacea 'Feesey'

 
ZONE 3 - 2' - The green and white striped foliage is very pink in spring and holds a nice cream color throughout the summer. Cut back as needed for a fresh new display
 

Phragmites australis aurea

Phragmites australis 'Candy Stripe

Variegated Dwarf Common Reed Variegated Common Reed
Phragmites australis aurea

 
Phragmites australis 'Candy Stripe

 
ZONE 5 - 3' to 4' - Flowers August - This striking specimen adds interest and color with bright yellow and green striped leaves. Delicate and upright ZONE 5 - 4' to 5' - Flowers August - Summer long green and white foliage touched with pink in the spring. Good specimen plant. Performs best in a large container

Phyla lanceolata

Pontederia cordata

Frog Fruit Pickerel Rush
Phyla lanceolata

 
Pontederia cordata

 
Zone 5 - 2" to 6" - Flowers July, August, Sept - Delicate pink and white flowers float above deep green serrated edged foliage. An outstanding plant for softening the edges of containers and ponds. ZONE 3 - 2' to 3' - Flowers June, July, August, September - A native with all the best features. Slick, broad dark green foliage. Bright lavender flowers. Easy to grow and long blooming

Pontederia cordata var. alba

Ranunculus flammula

White Pickerel Rush Miniature Spearwort
Pontederia cordata var. alba

 
Ranunculus flammula

 
ZONE 6 - 1' to 2' - Flowers June, July, August, September - Attractive shiny foliage. White blossoms that have an incredibly long blooming period. Profuse ZONE 5 - 1' - Flowers May, June, July, August - Masses of delicate yellow buttercup flowers atop airy red stems. Blooms all summer if spent flowers are removed. Perfect in any pond

Sagittaria latifolia

Two Leaf Water Clover Arrowhead
Two Leaf Water Clover

 
Sagittaria latifolia

 
ZONE 7 - 6" - Shiny leaves dance delightfully on the surface if placed near a waterfall or fountain. Water beads sparkle on the foliage. An exceptional plant ZONE 4 - 2' - Flowers July, August- Strong, wide arrow-shaped foliage. Delicate white flowers with bright yellow centers. North American native

Saururus cernuus

Saururus chinensis

Lizard's Tail Chinese Lizards Tail
Saururus cernuus

 
Saururus chinensis

 
ZONE 4 - 1' to 3' - Flowers July - Delicate cream colored blossoms. Unique seed formation. Triangular green foliage. Tolerates shade. North American native. Easy to grow ZONE 5 - 2' - Flowers June, July - Glossy bright green foliage is topped off with leaves that have large white patches just below the white flowers
 

Scirpus lac. Ssp. Taber. 'Albescens'

White Bulrush
Scirpus lac. Ssp. Taber. 'Albescens'

 
ZONE 5 - 4' to 5' - Tall white needle-like foliage is gently marked with narrow green vertical pinstripes. Do not fertilize to prevent green foliage

 

 

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