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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.


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Iris sibirica 'Blueberry Fair' (Siberian Iris)

Adding drama in the garden, Iris sibirica 'Blueberry Fair' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with heavily ruffled, rich blue flowers adorned with a white signal. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the blossoms rise atop sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage. After blooming, the upright, blue-green, narrow and fairly rigid, blade-shaped leaves remain fresh-looking all season.

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Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar' (Siberian Iris)

Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar' (Siberian Iris) is a top choice in terms of Siberian Irises with its white standards and unique, bright yellow falls, enlivening the landscape from late spring to early summer. Each flower stalk produces many dainty blossoms. After blooming, the grass-like foliage, consisting of sturdy clumps of upright green, narrow and fairly rigid, blade-shaped leaves, is also one of its most attractive garden features.

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Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother' (Siberian Iris)

Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with stunning, deep, velvety violet flowers from late spring to early summer. Introducing drama in the garden, each sturdy flower stalk produces many dainty blossoms, well above the foliage of upright, grassy, swordlike leaves. After blooming, the grass-like foliage remains fresh-looking and attractive all season.

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Iris sibirica 'Contrast in Styles' (Siberian Iris)

Noted for its showy color patterns, Iris sibirica 'Contrast in Styles' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with incredibly beautiful flowers in late spring to early summer. Each blossom features rich wine purple standards and falls and lighter blue-purple styles. The semi-flaring falls display prominent white and yellow signals with purple veining, creating a ravishing, colorful effect.

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Iris sibirica 'Fond Kiss' (Siberian Iris)

Extravagantly beautiful, Iris sibirica 'Fond Kiss' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial, providing an elegant display of ivory white flowers adorned with a large but delicate pink flush at the base of each fall. This midseason Iris produces 3 buds which open in slow succession in late spring to early summer.

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Iris sibirica 'Granny Jean' (Siberian Iris)

Gorgeous-looking, Iris sibirica 'Granny Jean' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with mauve-pink flowers adorned with darker veining and a white signal at the base of each fall. Blooming from late spring to early summer, the blossoms rise atop sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage.

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Iris sibirica 'Lavender Bounty' (Siberian Iris)

Iris sibirica 'Lavender Bounty' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial, providing an elegant display of ruffled, lavender-pink flowers adorned with delicate white markings in late spring to early summer. Very floriferous with each of its multiple branches bearing up to 8 or 9 buds each.

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Iris sibirica 'Over in Gloryland' (Siberian Iris)

Adding drama in the garden, Iris sibirica 'Over in Gloryland' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with large, 5 in. across (12.5 cm), deep blue, ruffled flowers adorned with a large yellow signal. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the blossoms rise atop sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage.

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Iris sibirica 'Perry's Blue' (Siberian Iris)

Iris sibirica 'Perry's Blue' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with attractive sky blue flowers adorned with delicate white markings and dark veining on their falls. Blooming from late spring to early summer, the graceful, dainty blossoms rise atop sturdy flowerstalks, well above the foliage of upright, grassy, swordlike leaves.

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Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet' (Siberian Iris)

A jewel in the garden, Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with incredibly beautiful flowers in late spring to early summer. Each blossom features broad amethyst standards and ruffled, deeper purple falls delicately yellow-veined at their base.

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Iris sibirica 'Shirley Pope' (Siberian Iris)

Always a popular favorite, Iris sibirica 'Shirley Pope' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with wonderfully dark, velvety flowers in late spring to early summer. Each blossom features large, flared, deep violet-blue petals adorned with a prominent white signal veined with purple at the base of each fall. They open up from large buds, almost as beautiful as the flowers.

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Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian Iris)

Widely popular among gardeners, Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with stunning, rich sky-blue flowers, adorned with a distinctive silver edge. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the blossoms are intricately veined with yellow and white at the base of each fall.

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Iris sibirica 'Sky Mirror' (Siberian Iris)

Noted for the light blue shade of its flowers, Iris sibirica 'Sky Mirror' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with pale sky blue blossoms adorned with navy blue at the base of each fall and delicate pale yellow signals. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the gorgeous flowers rise on sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage.

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Iris sibirica 'Sky Wings' (Siberian Iris)

Iris Sibirica 'Sky Wings' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with attractive sky blue flowers adorned with a delicate yellow blaze on their falls. Blooming from late spring to early summer, the graceful, dainty blossoms rise atop sturdy flowerstalks, well above the foliage of upright, grassy, swordlike leaves.

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Iris sibirica 'Strawberry Fair' (Siberian Iris)

Adding drama in the garden, Iris sibirica 'Strawberry Fair' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with heavily ruffled, lavender-pink standards and magenta-pink falls adorned with a white signal edged in blue. Blooming from early to mid summer, later than most Siberian Irises, the blossoms rise atop sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage.

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Iris sibirica 'Super Ego' (Siberian Iris)

Iris sibirica 'Super Ego' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial with attractive, pale blue flowers adorned with darker violet-blue falls in late spring to early summer. The blossoms rise atop sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage.

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Iris sibirica 'White Swirl' (Siberian Iris)

Considered to be one of the finest white Siberian Irises, Iris sibirica 'White Swirl' (Siberian Iris) is a clump-forming perennial that stands out in the late spring to early summer garden. It creates a lavish display of ivory-white, rounded, ruffled flowers adorned with a delicate golden flush at the base of each fall. The elegant blossoms rise atop sturdy flower stalks, well above the foliage.

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Iris sibirica (Siberian Iris)

Siberian Irises are terrific herbaceous perennials, rich with many qualities: fabulous looking, long display season, easy to grow, low maintenance and trouble free! Their exquisite flowers come in an array of gorgeous blue, purple, red-violet or yellow with newer cultivars in brown and orange shades, and can have a variety of forms from upright to flat and round. After blooming, their grass-like foliage of upright, blade-shaped leaves, is also one of their most attractive garden features as it remains fresh-looking all season.

Itea virginica 'Little Henry' (Virginia Sweetspire)

Itea virginica 'Little Henry' (Virginia Sweetspire) is a small, compact, deciduous shrub boasting bottlebrush spikes of lightly fragrant, creamy-white flowers in late spring to early summer. The flowers are so profuse that they literally cover the shrub.

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Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'

A better variety than its parent, Summer Snowflake 'Gravetye Giant' (Leucojum aestivum) features 4 to 8 large, white, nodding, bell-shaped flowers with green-tipped tepals, dangling from each long, fairly sturdy flower stem

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Leucojum aestivum (Summer Snowflake)

Leucojum aestivum, although called 'Summer Snowflake', flowers in mid spring and then goes dormant during summer. It features 4 to 8 white, nodding, bell-shaped flowers with green-tipped tepals, dangling from each long, fairly sturdy flower stem. The ensemble is nicely complemented by clumps of dark grassy green leaves. As an added bonus, the flowers are softly chocolate-scented!

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Ligularia 'Bottle Rocket' (Leopard Plant)

Noted for its compact habit, Ligularia 'Bottle Rocket' (Leopard Plant) is a showy, clump-forming perennial noted for its spectacular flower spikes and foliage.

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Ligularia 'Britt Marie Crawford' (Leopard Plant)

Award-winning Ligularia 'Britt Marie Crawford' (Leopard Plant) is a robust herbaceous perennial noted for its large, rounded, dark chocolate leaves adorned with beetroot-red undersides. The leathery foliage retains good color throughout the growing season.

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Ligularia 'King Kong' (Leopard Plant)

Ligularia 'King Kong' (Leopard Plant) is a robust herbaceous perennial noted for its large, up to 16 in. across (40 cm), glossy, black-purple to dark burgundy-purple leaves.

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