Water garden plants

Water Plant Cattail

Cattails (Typha latifolia) have broad linear leaf blades with dense brown spike at the top.  Cattails are great filter plants in a bog, stream or pond and are hardy to zone 3. Common Names: Cattail, Broadleaf cattail, Common cat-tail, broad-leaf cat-tail Scientific Name: Typha latifolia Sun Tolerance: Cattails do well […]

Water Plant Marsh Betony

Marsh betony (Stachys palustris) has small, hairy, green leaves similar to Bee balm, which change color to maroon or yellow in the fall with thick spikes of pink or purple flowers.  Marsh betony looks great in shaded plant containers, bog filters, stream beds and pond shelves. Hardy from zones 4-8. […]

Water Plant Lizards Tail

Lizard tail (Saururus cernuus) has heart-shaped leaves with tiny, fragrant white flowers preferring partial shade but tolerates full sun in cooler climates.  Lizard Tail grows well along streams, areas of seasonal flooding, in container gardens or on a plant shelf in a water garden. Hardy in zones 4-11. Common Names: […]

Water Plant Butterfly Plant

Butterfly plant (Asclepias incarnata) has narrow, willow-shaped leaves with small, fragrant dark pink flowers and enjoys full sun or part shade.  Pink butterfly plant adds height to any landscape and can tolerate up to 5 inches of water. Hardy to zone 3. Common Names: Butterfly plant, butterfly weed, swamp milkweed […]

Water Plant Arrow Arum

Arrow arum (Peltandra virginica) has green arrow shaped leaves and displays tiny white flowers on a spadix.  They grow well in full sun or partial shade conditions.  Arrow arum stands tall and looks impressive in a container garden, along the water’s edge and in bog filters. These plants are common […]

Considering a water feature?

Water tends to attract attention.  The gentle sounds of flowing water sooth our senses.  We feel an automatic connection to the soft, rippling current and the mesmerizing creatures that generally come along with it.  Incorporating a water feature, water garden or pond into your landscape can help you relax at […]

Aquatic swamp buttercup pond plant

Water Plant Swamp Buttercup

Swamp buttercup (Ranunculus septentrionalis) has green trifoliate, toothed leaves.  Their small, waxy yellow flowers bloom in early spring.  Swamp buttercup grows in bushy clumps close to the ground and is hardy from zones 4-8. Common Names: Swamp buttercup Scientific Name: Ranunculus septentrionalis  Sun Tolerance: Swamp buttercup enjoys part sun or light […]

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Water Plant Blue Flag Iris or Bearded Water Iris

  Blue flag iris (Iris versicolor) has fan-shaped blades of leaves that can reach 2 feet high.  Their with showy violet-blue spring flowers have yellow centers and grow clumped together on sturdy stalks.  Blue flag iris look spectacular throughout the season in bog filters, container gardens and along edges in […]