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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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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag)

Ideal for wet areas, Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag) is an attractive herbaceous perennial forming a tuft of gracefully arching, narrow, sword-shaped leaves adorned with creamy-white and green stripes. Often displaying a nice pink tinge in cold weather, the foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised.

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag)

Ideal for wet areas, Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag) is a semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial forming an attractive tuft of gracefully arching, narrow, sword-shaped, golden-yellow leaves adorned with olive green stripes. The foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised and evergreen in mild winter areas.

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Agarista populifolia (Florida Hobblebush)

Agarista populifolia (Florida Hobblebush) is a large evergreen shrub with a lax, arching, multi-stemmed habit. Its gracefully upward-arching branches are clothed with alternately arranged, lance-shaped leaves.

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Alnus serrulata (Smooth Alder)

Most attractive, Alnus serrulata (Smooth Alder) is a large, spreading deciduous shrub or small tree of pyramidal habit with a densely branched canopy. Its multi-stemmed trunks are covered with shiny gray-brown bark. The foliage of undulating, elliptic to obovate, glossy green leaves, 2-4 in. long (5-10 cm), turns yellow-brown in the fall. In early to mid spring, long, pendant, pale yellow male catkins, 4 in. long (10 cm), dangle like Christmas decorations.

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Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry)

Early-flowering, Amelanchier arborea (Downy Serviceberry) is a large deciduous shrub or small tree of rounded habit boasting a profusion of 5-petaled, showy, slightly fragrant, white flowers in early to mid spring. Borne in drooping clusters, they appear before the leaves emerge.

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Amelanchier canadensis (Canadian Serviceberry)

Amelanchier canadensis (Canadian Serviceberry) is a dense, upright, multi-stemmed large shrub or small tree with a delicate, dome-shaped crown. In mid spring, attractive erect sprays of small, slightly fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers emerge just before the leaves.

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Andropogon glomeratus (Bushy Bluestem)

An impressive ornamental grass for moist soils, Andropogon glomeratus (Bushy Bluestem) is a clump-forming, warm-season grass forming a sturdy and upright tuft of tall, flattened leaf blades. Emerging blue green in spring, the foliage turns rich coppery-orange in the fall. Elegant tall flowering stems rise above the foliage in late summer to early fall, bearing densely clustered, clublike, silvery pink to white panicles.

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Anemone canadensis (Meadow Anemone)

Anemone canadensis (Meadow Anemone) is an herbaceous perennial producing masses of upward-facing, brilliant white flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), adorned with a bouquet of contrasting yellow stamens. Blooming in mid spring to early summer, they are borne atop erect hairy flowering stems clothed with broad, deeply cut and sharply-toothed leaves.

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Anemone parviflora (Small-Flowered Anemone)

Anemone parviflora (Small-Flowered Anemone) is a charming herbaceous perennial boasting solitary, poppy-like flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), with a central boss of yellow stamens. White above, the blossoms are silky and tinged with blue below. Blooming in late spring to late summer, they are borne atop sturdy stems rising from a small clump of glossy, dark green, three-parted basal leaves.

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Anemopsis californica (Yerba Mansa)

Anemopsis californica (Yerba Mansa) is a vigorously spreading, low-growing perennial boasting erect flower spikes in late spring and summer. Rising just above the foliage, each spike is topped with tiny, scented, white flowers clustered into a cone. 4-9 large white spoon-shaped bracts at the base of each spike look like petals.

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Angelica archangelica (Angelica)

Well-known as a decoration for puddings and cakes, Angelica archangelica is a tall, aromatic, perennial herb with attractive, rounded umbels, up to 4-6 in. across (10-15 cm), of white or greenish tiny flowers in early summer.

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Angelica atropurpurea (American Angelica)

Angelica atropurpurea (American Angelica) is a large herbaceous perennial with gorgeous, rounded umbels, up to 4-10 in. across (10-25 cm), of cream to greenish tiny flowers from early summer to early fall. The flower umbels are born on smooth, dark purple, hollow stems.

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Arethusa bulbosa (Dragon's Mouth)

A favorite orchid of naturalists, Arethusa bulbosa (Dragon's Mouth) is a fragrant terrestrial orchid boasting a single bright pink flower with three erect, solid pink sepals and 2 petals forming a hood over the lower lip. Quite showy, the lip is pinkish-white with purple speckling and a yellow midvein. It curves out then down and bears fleshy white to yellow bristles.

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Red Chokeberry)

Noted for its attractive glossy red berries and excellent red fall foliage color, Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Red Chokeberry) is a deciduous shrub adding multi-season beauty to the garden.

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Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry)

A tough, dependable plant with four-season interest, Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry) is a tall, multi-stemmed, semi-evergreen shrub adding beauty to the garden. In spring, a profusion of white to light pink flower clusters appear along the branches. The foliage of elliptic, glossy dark green leaves turns brilliant red in the fall and is often compared to the flamboyant Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus).

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