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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


Crinum procerum var. splendens (Queen Emma Lily)

Crinum procerum var. splendens (Queen Emma Lily) is a bulbous perennial boasting huge clusters of deliciously scented, lily-looking, pink and white striped flowers adorned with remarkably long protruding stamens.

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Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Sierra Shooting Star)

Dodecatheon jeffreyi (Sierra Shooting Star) is an herbaceous perennial boasting large umbels of 3-18 nodding, rose-purple flowers, 1 in. long (2 cm), resembling cyclamen blooms. Each flower has 4-5 swept-back petals and a cluster of prominent dark stamens that appear like wind-blown umbrellas.

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Erythronium 'Kondo' (Dog Tooth Violet)

Erythronium 'Kondo' (Dog Tooth Violet) is a vigorous perennial boasting up to 7 nodding, pale yellow flowers per stem in mid-late spring. Each blossom features elegantly recurved, pointed petals and deep yellow anthers.

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Erythronium 'Pagoda' (Dog Tooth Violet)

With big creamy-yellow flowers, Erythronium 'Pagoda' (Dog Tooth Violet) is an outstanding addition to shady gardens. Vigorous, this spring perennial features up to 10 nodding lily-like flowers per stem, 2 in. wide (5 cm), with elegantly recurved, pointed petals in mid to late spring.

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Erythronium americanum (Yellow Trout Lily)

Erythronium americanum (Yellow Trout Lily) is a charming perennial boasting nodding, lily-shaped, bright yellow flowers, one per stem, in mid spring. Each blossom features elegantly reflexed petals, often brushed with purple on the outside, and brownish-yellow anthers.

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Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty' (Fawn Lily)

Award-winning Erythronium californicum 'White Beauty' (Fawn Lily) is a vigorous perennial boasting up to 10 graceful, creamy-white flowers per stem in mid to late spring. Relatively large, each blossom, 2 in. across (5 cm), features elegantly recurved, pointed petals and cinnamon-orange markings in the throat.

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Erythronium dens-canis 'Japonicum' (Dog's Tooth Violet)

Erythronium dens-canis 'Japonicum' (Dog's Tooth Violet) is a charming perennial boasting graceful, nodding, violet flowers, one per stem, in mid-late spring. Each blossom features elegantly reflexed petals adorned with dark purple markings in the throat.

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Erythronium dens-canis 'Lilac Wonder' (Dog's Tooth Violet)

Award-winning Erythronium dens-canis 'Lilac Wonder' (Dog's Tooth Violet) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, lilac-pink flowers, one per stem, in mid-late spring. Each blossom features gracefully recurved, pointed petals adorned with contrasting chocolate brown markings in the throat.

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Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King' (Dog's Tooth Violet)

Erythronium dens-canis 'Purple King' (Dog's Tooth Violet) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, mauve-pink flowers, one per stem, in mid-late spring. Each blossom, 2 in. across (5 cm), features gracefully recurved, pointed petals adorned with yellow markings in the throat.

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Erythronium dens-canis 'Rose Queen' (Dog's Tooth Violet)

Erythronium dens-canis 'Rose Queen' (Dog's Tooth Violet) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, rose-pink flowers, one per stem, in mid-late spring. Each blossom, 2 in. across (5 cm), features gracefully recurved, pointed petals adorned with yellow markings in the throat.

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Erythronium dens-canis 'Snowflake' (Dog's Tooth Violet)

Erythronium dens-canis 'Snowflake' (Dog's Tooth Violet) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, white flowers, one per stem, in mid-late spring. Each blossom, 2 in. across (5 cm), features gracefully recurved, pointed petals adorned with contrasting markings in the throat.

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Erythronium dens-canis (Dog's Tooth Violet)

Erythronium dens-canis (Dog's Tooth Violet) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, mauve-pink flowers, one per stem, in mid spring. Relatively large, each blossom, 2 in. across (5 cm), features gracefully recurved, pointed petals adorned with contrasting cinnamon-brown and yellow markings in the throat.

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Erythronium japonicum (Asian Fawn Lily)

Erythronium japonicum (Asian Fawn Lily) is a charming perennial boasting elegant, nodding, lilac-pink flowers, one per stem, in mid to late spring. Each blossom features gracefully reflexed petals adorned with contrasting deep burgundy markings in the throat.

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Erythronium revolutum (Mahogany Fawn Lily)

Erythronium revolutum (Mahogany Fawn Lily) is a charming tuberous perennial boasting up to 4 elegant, nodding, pale to deep pink flowers per stem in mid to late spring. Each blossom features gracefully reflexed petals adorned with contrasting yellow markings in the throat.

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Erythronium tuolumnense (Tuolumne Dog Tooth Violet)

Erythronium tuolumnense (Tuolumne Dog Tooth Violet) is a robust perennial boasting up to 10 nodding, bright yellow flowers per stem in mid-late spring. Each blossom, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), features elegantly recurved, pointed petals and deep yellow anthers.

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Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' (Queen of the Prairie)

Tall and spectacular, award-winning Queen of the Prairie 'Venusta' (Filipendula Rubra) is a splendid herbaceous perennial with large, elegant sprays of small deep pink flowers borne on leafy stems well above the foliage from early to mid summer

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Geranium sylvaticum 'Birch Lilac' (Wood Cranesbill)

Ideal for the woodland garden, Geranium sylvaticum 'Birch Lilac' (Wood Cranesbill) is an erect herbaceous perennial forming a dense mound of deeply divided green leaves, topped with abundant, saucer-shaped, lilac blossoms adorned with a small white center from late spring to early summer.

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Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' (Wood Cranesbill)

Ideal for the woodland garden, award-winning Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' (Wood Cranesbill) is one of the best selections for summer foliage.

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Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety' (Water Avens)

A moisture-loving plant, Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety' (Water Avens) is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting flared, semi-double, coppery-pink flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), from late spring to late summer. Borne at the tip of long, upright, reddish-brown stems, they rise enthusiastically above the downy foliage of large, bright green, lobed basal leaves.

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Geum rivale (Water Avens)

A moisture-loving plant, Geum rivale (Water Avens) is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial boasting drooping, bell-shaped, ivory to pink flowers, 3/4 in. across (2 cm), from late spring to late summer. Both flower stems and sepals are flushed with dark red.

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Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles' (Coral Bells)

Considered one of the best of the purple foliage Heuchera cultivars, Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles' is a particularly attractive variety of Coral Bells with its foliage of deeply cut, rounded, long-petioled, heavily ruffled leaves which emerge coppery-pink, but mature to rich chocolate with deep burgundy undersides, providing a warm color contrast

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Heuchera 'Fire Chief' (Coral Bells)

Creating gorgeous, colorful mounds, the lobed, rounded, mid-sized leaves emerge glowing wine red in spring, then mature to deeper crimson shades in summer and fall before slightly browning out in winter.

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Heuchera 'Forever Purple' (Coral Bells)

Vigorous, Heuchera 'Forever Purple' is an eye-catching cultivar of Coral Bells with ultra-purple glossy leaves with fluted edges, which retain their dramatic color year-round. In summer, masses of small, bell-shaped, purple-pink flowers keep blooming on short burgundy stems rising up to 15 in. (37 cm) above the evergreen foliage. Perfect for the landscape or containers where it combines extremely well with other shade loving plants in a wide range of colors.

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Heuchera 'Frosted Violet' (Coral Bells)

Vigorous, Heuchera 'Frosted Violet' is an eye-catching cultivar of Coral Bells with rounded, lobed, pink-purple leaves maturing to silvery-purple to plum-purple with darker veining. These colors intensify with the cool fall weather for an even greater display. The fine hairs which cover the leaves seem to glow in the sun and give a lovely "frosted" appearance. In late spring to mid-summer, masses of small, dainty, pale pink flowers keep blooming on tall stems rising up to 30 in. (75 cm) above the evergreen foliage.

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