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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


Ligularia 'The Rocket' (Leopard Plant)

Bright and beautiful, award-winning Ligularia 'The Rocket' (Leopard Plant) is a striking, clump-forming perennial noted for its spectacular flower spikes and foliage.

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Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' (Leopard Plant)

Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona' (Leopard Plant) is a robust herbaceous perennial noted for its large, rounded, bronze-tinted leaves adorned with deep purple undersides. The leathery foliage retains good color throughout the growing season.

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Ligularia dentata 'Othello' (Leopard Plant)

Ligularia dentata 'Othello' (Leopard Plant) is a robust herbaceous perennial noted for its large, rounded, bronze-tinted leaves adorned with deep purple undersides. The leathery foliage retains good color throughout the growing season.

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Ligularia przewalskii (Leopard Plant)

Impressive, Ligularia przewalskii (Leopard Plant) is a vigorous, clump-forming perennial noted for its spectacular flower spikes and gorgeous foliage.

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Lilium superbum (Lily)

Vigorous, Lilium superbum is a fascinating beauty which can form considerable colonies in the wild, with plenty of stems loaded with profuse blooms.

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Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' Cardinal Flower)

A top performer that is perfect for the late summer garden, Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' (Cardinal Flower) is a popular, upright, clump-forming perennial boasting a profusion of flower spikes densely packed with fiery scarlet, two-lipped blossoms from midsummer to early fall.

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Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower)

A top performer that is perfect for the late summer garden, Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) is a popular, upright, clump-forming perennial boasting a profusion of flower spikes densely packed with brilliant, cardinal red, two-lipped blossoms, 2 in. long (5 cm), from midsummer to early fall.

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Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)

A North American native that is perfect for the late summer garden, Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia) is a popular, upright perennial which produces long-lasting spikes of bright blue flowers atop a finely-toothed, lance-shaped foliage from late summer to mid fall

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Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis' (Lobelia)

Perfect for the summer garden, Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis' is a vigorous, upright perennial enjoying long spires of dark violet flowers atop dark green leaves flushed with purple from mid summer to early fall

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Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Petite Jenny' (Ragged Robin)

Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Petite Jenny' (Ragged Robin) is a compact, tufted perennial with exquisite clusters of double, soft lavender-pink flowers born on upright, slender, leafy stems.

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Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' (Purple Loosestrife)

Lysimachia atropurpurea 'Beaujolais' (Purple Loosestrife) is a clump-forming, upright and sturdy perennial boasting attractive deep wine-red flower spikes on long slender stems from late spring to early fall. The foliage is ornamental with its waxy rosettes of silver-green, narrow, wavy-edged leaves, up to 4 in. long (10 cm).

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Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' (Golden Creeping Jenny)

Very vigorous, award-winning Lysimacha nummularia 'Aurea' (Golden Creeping Jenny) is a low-growing evergreen perennial forming an attractive mat of rounded to heart-shaped leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), along the trailing stems. The foliage ranges from lime green to soft chartreuse in shade to a brassy gold in full sun.

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Lysimachia nummularia 'Goldilocks' (Creeping Jenny)

Lysimacha nummularia 'Goldilocks' (Creeping Jenny) is a low-growing perennial forming an attractive mat of roundish to heart-shaped, shiny golden leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), along the procumbent stems. Blooming in early to midsummer, yellow flowers with five pointed lobes are borne in the leaf axils.

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Lysimachia punctata (Yellow Loosestrife)

Named after the Macedonian King of Thrace (Lysimachus), Lysimacha punctata (Yellow Loosestrife) is a perennial plant with great ornamental value, producing sturdy, upright stems loaded with abundant spikes of cup-shaped, golden yellow flowers, tinged in red at their heart

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Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosetrife)

Spectacular when in full bloom, Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a vigorous, upright perennial enjoying an extremely long bloom season

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Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia)

Prized for its fragrant flowers, showy conelike fruit, handsome foliage, and smooth gray bark, Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia) can be grown as a graceful, slender tree or as a multi-stemmed shrub. Evergreen to semi-evergreen in mild climates, the foliage of lanceolate shiny green leaves glimmers in the wind as a result of their silvery undersides.

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Maianthemum racemosum (False Spikenard)

Maianthemum racemosum (False Spikenard) is a great looking perennial in the garden with its graceful, slightly arching stems featuring narrow, ovate, pointed, mid-green leaves with strong parallel veins running up to the tip. Enjoying a rose fragrance, plume-like clusters of small, white flowers appear in mid to late spring.

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Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

Resembling long, feathery Ostrich plumes, Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern) is an elegant, upright to arching, deciduous fern with showy, finely dissected, fresh green sterile fronds

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' (Dawn Redwood)

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' (Dawn Redwood) is a large deciduous coniferous tree of great beauty. Delicate flat sprays of narrow, bright chartreuse yellow leaves emerge in spring, mature to golden yellow in summer, before warming up to rich shades of orange-brown in the fall. Reddish on young trees, the bark on mature trees is darker, often deeply fissured, and attractively flared at the base.

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood)

A sight to behold, Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) is a large deciduous coniferous tree of great beauty. It enjoys an upright, narrowly conical form that enhances many landscapes. Delicate flat sprays of narrow, bright green leaves emerge in spring, mature to emerald green in summer, before warming up to rich shades of yellow-brown, pink, apricot and copper in the fall. Reddish on young trees, the bark on mature trees is darker, often deeply fissured, and attractively flared at the base.

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Myosotis scorpioides (Water Forget-Me-Not)

Myosotis scorpioides (Water Forget-Me-Not) is an erect rhizomatous perennial with delicate sprays of sky blue, tiny flowers adorned with yellow centers in early to late summer. The sprays (cymes), resemble a coiled scorpion’s tail, hence the epithet. The flowers rise atop a semi-evergreen foliage of shiny, oblong, bright green leaves.

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Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern)

Thriving in moist areas, Osmunda cinnamomeum (Cinnamon Fern) makes a dramatic focal point in the landscape.

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Osmunda claytoniana (Interrupted Fern)

The fertile fronds are interrupted in the middle by brown fertile leaflets (spore-bearing pinnae) which typically fall off in mid summer, thus giving this distinctive fern its common name.

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Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern)

Noted for its unique form and texture, Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern or Flowering Fern) is a tall, robust, deciduous fern forming a large rosette of elegant, broadly divided, bright green fronds.

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