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Ponds and Streams

There is a wide range of plants to use in and around your pond, including hardy and tropical water lilies, lotuses, submerged or floating aquatics, marginal aquatics, water irises, and bog plants. Browse our list of moisture-loving plants and create a stunning water garden or bog garden.


Ponds and Streams Guides


Astilbe 'Montgomery' (Japonica Hybrid)

Standing out, Astilbe 'Montgomery' (Astilbe japonica) features dense, dark magenta red flower plumes borne on upright, dark red stems. Quite showy, they rise gracefully in early to midsummer above an attractive mound of fern-like deep green, glossy foliage, which emerges bronze-red in spring.

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Astilbe 'Red Sentinel' (Japonica Hybrid)

One of the best red Astilbes, Astilbe 'Red Sentinel' features vibrant crimson red flower plumes borne on erect, mahoghany-red stems

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Astilbe 'Rheinland' (Japonica Hybrid)

Incredibly attractive, Astilbe 'Rheinland' (Astilbe japonica) features abundant, open panicles of sparkling, clear pink flower plumes borne on upright, reddish stems.

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Astilbe 'Snowdrift' (Arendsii Hybrid)

Admired for its graceful, pure white flower plumes rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of deeply-cut foliage, Astilbe 'Snowdrift' (Astilbe x arendsii) is a superb cultivar that brightens up any shady areas of the garden.

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Astilbe 'Sprite' (Simplicifolia Hybrid)

Late flowering dwarf Astilbe!

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Astilbe 'Stand and Deliver'

An excellent garden plant, Astilbe 'Stand and Deliver' features long and full, bright reddish-pink flower plumes which are borne on upright, strong stems.

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Astilbe 'Younique Carmine'

Very floriferous, Astilbe 'Younique Carmine' is an outstanding garden plant which features fluffy, carmine-red flower plumes atop numerous panicles neatly held in tidy, eye-catching bouquet.

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Astilbe 'Younique Salmon'

Very floriferous, Astilbe 'Younique Salmon' is an outstanding garden plant which features fluffy, salmon-pink flower plumes atop numerous panicles neatly held in tidy, eye-catching bouquet.

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Astilbe chinensis 'Maggie Daley'

A later flowering variety, Chinese Astilbe 'Maggie Daley' (Astilbe chinensis) features profuse and striking bouquets of lavender-purple flower plumes held upright on strong stems.

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Astilbe chinensis 'Vision'

Admired for its long-lasting, graceful flower plumes rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of glossy foliage

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Astilbe chinensis var. pumila (Dwarf Chinese Astilbe)

A favorite choice as low growing Astilbe, Chinese Astilbe pumila is a dwaf variety with stunning, fluffy, rich, lavender-purple flower plumes

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Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanz'

A later flowering variety with lance shaped flower spikes rather than tufted plumes, Chinese Astilbe 'Purpurlanz' features showy, graceful purple flower plumes

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Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Superba'

For a dramatic statement in the garden, Chinese Astilbe 'Superba' (Astilbe chinensis var. taquettii) is one of the tallest varieties of Astilbes with stunning, purple-rose, lance shaped flower plumes. Quite showy, they rise gracefully in late summer to early fall, on strong, erect flowering stems above an attractive mound of fern-like foliage which emerges mahogany-red before changing to dark green. Long-lasting, they turn a rich caramel color which provides winter interest to the garden.

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Astilbes

Immensely popular, Astilbes are fabulous plants for shady, moist conditions. Admired for their graceful, colorful flower plumes rising elegantly above mounds of fern-like foliage which remains attractive all season long, they light up your shade garden for weeks and add a dazzling splash of color in the landscape

Astrantia 'Dark Shiny Eyes' (Masterwort)

Astrantia 'Dark Shiny Eyes' (Masterwort) features large clusters of tiny, crimson-red flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of silver papery bracts tinged with rich red.

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Astrantia major 'Alba' (Great Masterwort)

A great choice for shady spots, Astrantia major 'Alba' (Great Masterwort) features large clusters of pale greenish-white flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), just like pins on a cushion.

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Astrantia major 'Claret' (Great Masterwort)

One of the darkest-flowered Astrantias, Astrantia major 'Claret' (Masterwort) features dramatic clusters of tiny, deep ruby-red flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of long papery bracts.

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Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson' (Great Masterwort)

Vigorous, Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson' (Great Masterwort) features dainty clusters of tiny, crimson-red flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of red-tipped papery bracts.

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Astrantia major 'Penny's Pink' (Great Masterwort)

Extremely free-flowering, Astrantia major 'Penny's Pink' (Great Masterwort) features exquisite clusters of tiny, rich pink flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of green flushed, pale pink papery bracts, which are beautifully adorned with deeper pink veins.

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Astrantia major 'Roma' (Great Masterwort)

So exquisite and delicate, Astrantia major never fails to amaze onlookers! How to resist the intricate beauty of its blossoms: tiny pink flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion, and surrounded by an elegant ruff of papery bracts

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Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud' (Great Masterwort)

Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud' (Great Masterwort) features large clusters of tiny, ruby-red flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of red-tipped papery bracts, tinged in apple green.

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Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty' (Great Masterwort)

Very floriferous and vigorous, Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty' ( Great Masterwort) features large clusters of tiny white flowers with magenta-purple tips, crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of white papery bracts adorned with green tips.

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Astrantia major 'Star of Billion' (Great Masterwort)

Very floriferous and vigorous, Astrantia major 'Star of Billion' ( Great Masterwort) features large clusters of tiny white flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of white papery bracts adorned with green tips.

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Astrantia maxima (Largest Masterwort)

A very large flowered species, Astrantia maxima features tiny soft pink flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, 2-3 in. wide (3-6 cm), just like pins on a cushion, and surrounded by an elegant ruff of broad, pink papery bracts.

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