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Aquatic Garlic
Aquatic Garlic

This California native is a great new addition to any water garden. It grows stems of one to two feet and blooms in June. It has lavender pink flowers that look and feel like silk to the touch. This plant is nice during the winter when other plants are dormant, but the main use is as a pest deterrent. One or two of these plants per 500 gallons of pond water will usually keep your pond pest free. (Evergreen)


Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H190 - Aquatic Garlic - $9.99 Quantity:
H191 - Aquatic Garlic - $23.99 - for 3 Quantity:
Azure Pickerel Plant
Azure Pickerel Plant

Pontederia lancifolia

Glossy, long, olive leaves wind gracefully upward around the tall stems which may reach four feet high to showcase dense, three to four-inch spikes of sapphire flowers. This North American aquatic blooms freely from early summer through fall adding a formal touch to your pond. It does well in boggy soil at the water's edge or in the shallow part of your pool giving your fish an ideal spot to play hide-and-seek. (Deciduous).


Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H150 - Azure Pickerel Plant - $9.99 Quantity:
H151 - Azure Pickerel Plant - $24.99 - for 3 Quantity:
California Grey Rush
California Grey Rush

Juncus patens

A very old native of the southwest, these small cylindrical leaves are topped with a ball like brown flower and grows 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet tall. Since native plants are very, IN right now, this has become a very popular bog plant. Considered an evergreen, it often turns brown in the winter. A nice addition to the pond, especially for those ponders into xeriscape. It is an excellent accent plant along a pond's edge. Also makes a fine pot subject.

H051 - $12.99 Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
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Calla Lily
Calla Lily

A Calla Lilly in my pond?! Yes indeed, our Calla Lillies have been conditioned to grow in the water. This plant is a great bloomer in late winter and early spring it is one of the first to bloom. It thrives half shaded areas.

H765 - $12.99 Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
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Carex
Carex

Drooping Sedge

An excellent background plant for mid-sized ponds, Drooping Sedge is noted for its long, arching flower pikes and vertically hanging flowers. Dark green leaves, 1/2 to 3/4" wide emerge from a dense clump and reach 3 to 4 feet in height. Brownish drooping flowers appear in July and August. A slow grower. (Evergreen)


Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H025 - Drooping Sedge - $16.99 Quantity:
H651 - Drooping Sedge - $38.99 - three for Quantity:
Carolyns Golden Line
Carolyns Golden Line

No water feature is complete without vertical lines provided by natural appearing bog plants such as Carolyn’s Golden Line. Reaching 2 to 3 ft in to the air, the green leaves provide the contrast in height needed to balance the appearance of your pond. Place two or three along your pond’s back edge to form a great backdrop. (Evergreen)

H604 - $11.99 Best location for lighting needRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
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Cattail
Cattail

Typha latifolia

A smaller version of our popular Cattail rush, this variety blends perfectly with the taller plants along the banks of your pond. It provides a perfect fish spawning ground and shelter as well as a multitude of velvety cocoa blooms for floral arrangements. Narrow, pine green leaves contribute the final touch. The Graceful Cattail will reach two or three feet in height and fits well into most waterscapes. (Deciduous)


Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H152 - Cattail - $9.99 Quantity:
H153 - Cattail - $24.99 - for 3 Quantity:
Chinese Water Chestnut
Chinese Water Chestnut

Eleocharis dulcis

If you like oriental foods, this Eurasian native will keep you well supplied with tasty nut-like ebony fruits containing both starch and fat. In Asia it's planted in standing waters and harvested like rice as a diet staple. You can eat it raw, cooked or preserved in honey. The annual corm has tall cylindrical foliage extending upwards to two feet and is emerald in color. The Chinese Water Chestnut grows freely in shallow water and looks as good as it tastes. (Deciduous)


Best location for lighting needRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H154 - Chinese Water Chestnut - $16.99 Quantity:
H155 - Chinese Water Chestnut - $40.99 - for 3 Quantity:
Cyperus Papyrus
Cyperus Papyrus

An Egyptian papyrus, used as important material for manufacturing paper in ancient Egypt; They have triangular stocks with a round tuff, grows to six feet tall, although they are strong, they are considered a tropical.


Best location for lighting needRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
T140 - Cyperus Papyrus - $17.99 Quantity:
T141 - Cyperus Papyrus - $43.99 - for 3 Quantity:
Four Leaf Pennywort
Four Leaf Pennywort

Hydrocotyle umbellata

Good luck be with you. We don’t guarantee good luck will befall the growers of this charming aquatic, but you’ll enjoy it nonetheless. Very similar to Pennywort, the four-leaf version has bright shiny leaves divided into four parts with scalloped edges. A delightful addition to the shallow areas of your pond. (Evergreen)


Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H184 - Four Leaf Pennywort - $7.99 Quantity:
H185 - Four Leaf Pennywort - $21.99 - for 3 Quantity:
Giant Arrowhead
Giant Arrowhead

Sagittaria montevidensis

Very similar in appearance to its smaller relative, the Japanese Arrowhead, the Montevidensis will attain a height of from one to four feet when planted in wet soil or water no deeper than six inches. This South American native has arrow-shaped leaves and, in the summer, numerous small creamy flowers with crimson blotches and prominent raised lemon centers, displayed on stately stems. Robust and undemanding, the Montevidensis does best in shallow, sunny spots. (Deciduous)

H164 - $23.99 Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
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Golden Sweet Flag
Golden Sweet Flag

Acorus gramineus

One of the best sweet flag cultivars, the golden foliage adds a bright spot of color to tub gardens and pond edges. Blades are 1/8 to 1/4" wide and reach about 10" in height.


Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H023 - Golden Variegated Sweet Flag - $11.99 Quantity:
H653 - Golden Variegated Sweet Flag - $28.99 - for 3 Quantity:
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