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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


Ilex verticillata 'Mr. Poppins' (Winterberry)

Perfect for small spaces, Ilex verticillata 'Mr. Poppins' (Winterberry) is a dwarf deciduous shrub with elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves. 'Mr. Poppins' is a male plant that does not get fruit but will serve to pollinate female varieties such as 'Berry Poppins' to produce the attractive red berries.

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Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' (Winterberry)

Native to the swampy areas of Eastern North America, Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' (Winterberry) is a dwarf shrub with excellent year round interest. This deciduous holly produces abundant small greenish-white flowers in late spring or early summer that are followed by a profusion of bright red berries in fall and winter.

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Ilex verticillata 'Wildfire' (Winterberry)

Ilex verticillata 'Wildfire' (Winterberry) is a wonderful shrub with excellent year round interest. This deciduous holly produces abundant small, pure white flowers in late spring that are followed by a profusion of bright red berries in fall and winter. Extremely attractive, they enliven the winter landscape and often persist into early spring unless eaten by birds. The foliage consists in elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves. 'Wildfire' is a female plant and needs a male pollinator, such as 'Jim Dandy' to produce the attractive red berries. A wonderful holly to add color and interest to the winter landscape and attract wildlife

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Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' (Winterberry)

Acclaimed for its heavy fruiting, Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' is a slow-growing, multi-stemmed shrub with an upright-rounded habit.

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Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' (Winterberry)

Valued for its heavy fruit set and persistence, Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' is widely regarded as one of the best winterberries. Slow-growing, this multi-stemmed, deciduous winterberry holly enjoys a shapely oval form and produces abundant small greenish-white flowers in late spring or early summer. They are followed by a profusion of magnificent cherry red berries from fall throughout winter.

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Iris 'Black Gamecock' (Louisiana Iris)

Incredibly vigorous, award-winning Iris 'Black Gamecock' (Louisiana Iris) is quite striking with its huge, velvety deep purple flowers, 4-6 in. across (10-15 cm), adorned with delicate gold highlights on each petal. Blooming between late spring and mid summer (depending on the region), this southern native will multiply quickly if sited properly

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Iris ensata 'Agripinella' (Japanese Iris)

A show-stopper, Japanese Iris 'Agripinella' (Iris ensata) produces large, 8 in. across (20 cm), gently ruffled, double, rose-pink flowers with a luminous central white blotch delicately spreading out into the petals and bright golden-yellow throats.

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Iris ensata 'Alpine Majesty' (Japanese Iris)

Vigorous and luminous, award-winning Japanese Iris 'Alpine Majesty' (Iris ensata) produces large, double pristine white flowers presenting drooping standards and golden yellow throats.

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Iris ensata 'Blue Spritz' (Japanese Iris)

Award-winning Japanese Iris 'Blue Spritz' (Iris ensata) is a show-stopper with its attractive display of large, double, ruffled, light blue-violet petals adorned with dark blue-violet veins and a delicate golden flush at the base of each fall.

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Iris ensata 'Carol Johnson' (Japanese Iris)

Extremely eye-catching, Japanese Iris 'Carol Johnson' (Iris ensata) produces large, single flowers presenting plum-purple standards floating atop pale blue falls delicately veined violet-blue and adorned with small golden yellow throats.

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Iris ensata 'Coho' (Japanese Iris)

Considered to be one of the finest pink Japanese Irises, award-winning 'Coho' (Iris ensata) does stand out with its elegant display of large, single, pure pink rounded petals adorned with a delicate golden flush at the base of each fall.

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Iris ensata 'Frilled Enchantment' (Japanese Iris)

Vigorous and incredibly pretty, award-winning Japanese Iris 'Frilled Enchantment' (Iris ensata) produces large, copiously ruffled, double, white flowers, each edged with a dramatic ribbon of magenta rose.

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Iris ensata 'Magic Opal' (Japanese Iris)

Japanese Iris 'Magic Opal' (Iris ensata) produces large, 8 in. across (20 cm), lilac-pink flowers with a delicate mauve veining radiating out into the petals like sun rays and contrasting bright golden-yellow throats.

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Iris ensata 'Pink Frost' (Japanese Iris)

Japanese Iris 'Pink Frost' (Iris ensata) produces large, gently ruffled, double, lavender-pink flowers, presenting luminous white blotches around their bright yellow throat.

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Iris ensata 'Pleasant Earlybird' (Japanese Iris)

Incredibly pretty and luminous, Japanese Iris 'Pleasant Earlybird' (Iris ensata) produces large, single pastel violet-blue flowers presenting a luminescent white halo on the falls and small golden yellow throats.

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Iris ensata 'Queen's Tiara' (Japanese Iris)

A stunning Japanese Iris, 'Queen's Tiara' (Iris ensata) is remarkably pretty with its large, 6 in. across (15 cm), perfectly formed, crepe-like, white flowers with delicate light purple veins that perfectly match the short, upright, royal-purple standards.

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Iris ensata 'Returning Tide' (Japanese Iris)

Multiple award-winning Japanese Iris 'Returning Tide' (Iris ensata) produces large, single flowers, 5 in. wide (13 cm), with rich violet standards sitting on white falls, faintly veined with violet and adorned with golden yellow throats.

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Iris ensata 'Variegata' (Japanese Iris)

A stunning variegated Japanese Iris, multiple award-winning 'Variegata' or 'Silverband' (Iris ensata) is loved for both its beautiful flowers and very attractive silvery foliage.

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Iris ensata (Japanese Iris)

Native to Japan, Japanese Irises (Iris ensata) are among the most elegant and breathtaking Irises. More refined and less conspicuous than the Tall Bearded Irises, these Beardless Irises enjoy huge orchid-like flowers that are a delight to gaze at.

Iris fulva (Copper Iris)

Perfect for standing water, Iris fulva (Copper Iris), is a striking perennial with unusual, flat topped, beardless flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), the warm color of copper, terra cotta, brick-red and sometimes yellow. Blooming in late spring to early summer, they rise atop upright stakes reaching 2-3 ft. (60-90 cm). The beauty of the flowers attracts hummingbirds.

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Iris laevigata 'Variegata' (Water Iris)

Perfect for standing water, Iris laevigata 'Variegata', commonly known as Water Iris, is fabulous looking with its display of rich, blue-purple flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with broad pendent falls exhibiting a white central ridge and slightly narrower, upright standards

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Iris laevigata (Water Iris)

The most aquatic of all irises, Iris laevigata, commonly known as Water Iris, is a rhizomatous perennial with striking three petalled, rich royal blue flowers, 3-4 in. wide (8-10 cm), adorned with broad pendent falls exhibiting a white central ridge and slightly narrower, upright standards. On display from late spring to early summer, this Iris flowers in abundance and may repeat bloom.

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Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Iris)

Vigorous, Iris pseudacorus, commonly known as Yellow Iris, is a herbaceous perennial with eye-catching bright yellow flowers, 4 in. wide (10 cm), adorned with a brown or violet veining on each fall. Sitting atop sturdy, upright, branched stalks, the flowers create a very striking display. Each flower stalk bears up to 4-12 flowers. The foliage of erect, sword-shaped, gray-green leaves is equally attractive and remains good-looking through the entire growing season.

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Iris sibirica 'Blue Moon' (Siberian Iris)

Iris sibirica 'Blue Moon' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with bright violet-blue blossoms adorned with deep purple veins and delicate pale yellow signals at the base of each fall. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the gorgeous flowers rise on sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage.

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