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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


Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire' is also one of the cold-hardier New Zealand Hairy Sedges. It forms a low, cascading mound of narrow, arching, olive-green leaves tipped with bright orange highlights.

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Carex testacea (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

One of the cold-hardier New Zealand Hairy Sedges, Carex testacea forms a low, cascading mound of narrow, arching, olive-green leaves turning coppery-brown in summer and adding warm, orange tints in winter.

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Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats)

One of the most shade tolerant of the ornamental grasses, Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats) is a robust spreading deciduous grass. It is noted for its distinctive, drooping seed heads, in late summer, which hang from slightly arching stems and flutter when caressed by the softest of breezes

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Chelone lyonii (Pink Turtlehead)

A wonderful perennial for fall color, Chelone lyonii (Pink Turtlehead) is an upright, clump-forming perennial with abundant terminal spikes of fascinating, two-lipped, pink to rose-purple flowers from late summer into fall.

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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' (Summersweet)

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' (Summersweet) is a gorgeous, compact, slowly spreading, deciduous shrub which features bottlebrush spikes of extremely fragrant white flowers which bloom for 4-6 weeks in mid to late summer.

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Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' (Summersweet)

A truly beautiful shrub with distinctive, bright pink, bottlebrush-like, flower spikes, delightfully fragrant and long-lasting (up to six weeks) in mid-late summer. It also provides great fall color with its lustrous dark green leaves turning glowing yellow

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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral' (Taro)

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with long-stalked, glossy, heart-shaped, jet-black leaves. 'Black Coral' is a hassle-free tropical that makes an unforgettable focal point and creates a compelling backdrop for most brighter plants. Outstanding as a container plant.

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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' (Taro)

Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with long-stalked, heart-shaped, smoky purplish-black leaves, up to 2 ft. long (60 cm). 'Black Magic' is a hassle-free tropical that makes an unforgettable focal point and creates a compelling backdrop for most plants.

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Colocasia esculenta 'Blue Hawaii' (Taro)

Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Blue Hawaii' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with long-stalked, heart-shaped, fresh green leaves. Held on semi-glossy, dark burgundy stems, the large, undulating leaves are adorned with bluish-purple edges and veins.

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Colocasia esculenta 'Diamond Head' (Taro)

Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Diamond Head' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with long-stalked, thick and glossy, heart-shaped, chocolate, ruffled leaves, up to 15 in. long (37 cm).

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Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii' (Black Stem Elephant Ear)

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii' (Black Stem Elephant Ear) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with large, bold, heart-shaped, blue-green leaves adorned with dark green veins and a shiny black cast. They are borne atop striking purple-black leaf stalks.

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Colocasia esculenta 'Hawaiian Punch' (Taro)

Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Hawaiian Punch' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with long-stalked, thick and glossy, heart-shaped, fresh green leaves. Held on glossy red stems, the large leaves are adorned with attractive red margins and red veins on their underside.

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Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris' (Taro)

Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with huge, long-stalked, heart-shaped, blackish purple leaves adorned with dramatic bright green veins. The giant leaves can measure up to 3 ft. long (90 cm).

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Colocasia esculenta 'Kona Coffee' (Taro)

Quite compact, Colocasia esculenta 'Kona Coffee' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with long-stalked, glossy, heart-shaped, slightly cupped, dark chocolate leaves. 'Kona Coffee' is a hassle-free tropical that makes an unforgettable focal point and is outstanding as a container plant.

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Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito' (Taro)

Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with large, heart-shaped, chartreuse green leaves flecked with deep purple to black.

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Colocasia esculenta 'White Lava' (Taro)

Primarily grown for its spectacular foliage, Colocasia esculenta 'White Lava' (Taro) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial with long-stalked, heart-shaped, glossy, fresh green leaves. Held on glossy, dark purple stems, the large leaves are adorned with a creamy-white band down their center, radiating out into the side veins. Each leaf is further highlighted by a large purple spot where the leaf attaches to the stalk.

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Colocasia esculenta (Taro)

Primarily grown for its dramatic foliage, award-winning Colocasia esculenta (Taro) is a tuberous, evergreen perennial with long-stalked, heart-shaped or arrow-shaped, soft velvety, rich-green leaves. Adding an exotic touch to mixed perennial borders or containers, Colocasia esculenta is a hassle-free tropical that will add impact to your landscape.

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Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant' (Giant Elephant Ear)

A big, bold, textural and architectural foliage plant, Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant' (Giant Elephant Ear) is a tuberous, frost-tender perennial boasting huge, heart-shaped, blue-green leaves, up to 4-6 ft. long (120-180 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 cm).

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Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' (Redtwig Dogwood)

Noted for its outstanding bright red winter stems, Cornus sericea 'Cardinal' (Redtwig Dogwood) is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub of great ornamental value in the winter landscape.

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Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' (Golden-Twig Dogwood)

Noted for its outstanding bright yellow winter stems, Cornus sericea 'Flaviramea' (Golden-Twig Dogwood) is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub of great ornamental value in the winter landscape.

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Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood)

Adding a pop of vibrant color in the snowy, dull months of winter, Cornus sericea (Red Osier Dogwood) is a medium-sized ornamental shrub with incredible appeal. Rapidly-growing, adaptable to most soils including wet soils, it enjoys spectacular decorative features

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Cornus sericea subsp. Occidentalis 'Sunshine' (Dogwood)

Noted for its dazzling golden foliage and outstanding bright red winter stems, Cornus sericea subsp. occidentalis 'Sunshine' (Dogwood) is a multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub of great ornamental value in the landscape.

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Crinum americanum (Swamp Lily)

Crinum americanum (Swamp Lily) is a bulbous perennial boasting sweetly fragrant umbels of 2-6 starbusts of white petals, although they may take on a pink blush, 4 in. long (10 cm), adorned with remarkably long purple stamens. Blooming in succession from early summer to early fall, the blossoms rise atop leafless scapes, well above the foliage clump of narrow, evergreen, strap-shaped leaves.

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Crinum asiaticum (Giant Lily)

Crinum asiaticum (Giant Lily) is a bulbous perennial boasting umbels of 20-30 deliciously scented, spidery-looking, pristine white flowers, 6-8 in. across (15-20 cm), adorned with slender petals and remarkably long protruding stamens with red filaments.

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