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Hardy Water Lilies III / Nymphaea

Nymphaea ‘Virginia’ (Thomas 1962) – The soft yellow (inner petals) to white (outer petals) are borne in 7-8″ wide star-shaped flowers from June to September. This is a large-scale water lily suitable for natural ponds with 10″ wide green leaves … Continue reading

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Marginal Plants for the Pond

Saururus cernuus – Lizard’s Tail or Swamp Lily is native to eastern North America and features white arching bottlebrush flowers (spikes from 6-8″ long) from July to August. The 3-4″ long green leaves are heart to arrowhead-shaped. Best in part … Continue reading

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Hardy Water Lilies / Nymphaea

Nymphaea ‘Colorado’ (Strawn 1994) – The elegant peach to salmon-pink blooms of ‘Colorado’ often sit several inches above the surface of the water. This floriferous water lily is best used for medium to large-sized ponds, as it often covers 9 … Continue reading

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Ornamental Grasses for Containers

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ – This brightly variegated form of Japanese Forest Grass grows 12 to 20″ tall, is herbaceous and features attractive autumn tones of pink and red. The shade planter shown is a combination of evergreen sword fern (Polystichum … Continue reading

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Pond Floaters

Eichhornia crassipes – There are seven species of this South American native commonly known as Water Hyacinth. The one you are likely to come across is Eichhornia crassipes – it features rounded glossy leaves with a bulbous base, purplish-black roots … Continue reading

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