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Zizania latifolia

Scirpus lac. Ssp. Taber. 'Zebrinus'

Perennial Rice Zebra Rush
Zizania latifolia

 
Scirpus lac. Ssp. Taber. 'Zebrinus'

 
ZONE 5 - 4' - Flowers August - Thick masses of broad blades grass-like leaves. Known for it's beautiful display of rustling yellow foliage in the fall. The Miscanthes of the water garden ZONE 5 - 4' - Bold green and white banded foliage make this plant truly unique. Variegation may fade as summer progresses. Remains a popular favorite

Spartina pectinata 'Aureo-marginat

Spilanthes americana var. repens

Variegated Prairie Cordgrass Button Flower
Spartina pectinata 'Aureo-marginat

 
Spilanthes americana var. repens

 
ZONE 3 - 4' to 5' - Flowers August- Slender green leaves are margined by a thin line of golden-yellow. Wheat colored plumes. Excellent fall color Zone 5 - 2" to 6" - Flowers June to September - Low lying creeper that has daisy-like yellow blooms. Creates a lush carpet and blooms all summer long

Stachys palustris

Taxodium distachium

Marsh Betony Bald Cypress
Stachys palustris

 
Taxodium distachium

 
ZONE 4 - 1' to 2' - An excellent substitute for states that prohibit Lythrum. Great late summer color. Remover spent blossoms to encourage re-blooming. ZONE 4 - 4' to 8' - Deciduous needle tree known to grow "knees" when planted below water level. Accepts severe pruning for limited area. Great for wet areas. Maximum height 100'

Thalia dealbata

Typha angustifolia

Water Canna Narrow-Leaf Cattail
Thalia dealbata

 
Typha angustifolia

 
ZONE 7 - 6' - Flowers July, August, September - Bold dramatic foliage and heavy rich purple flowers atop narrow spikes several feet above the foliage that sway gracefully in the breeze ZONE 3 - 6' - Flowers May, June - Narrow dark blue-green leaves. Tolerates brackish water. Perfect tall background for broad leaved foliage plants.

Typha latifolia

Typha latifolia 'Variegata'

Common Cattail Variegated Cattail
Typha latifolia

 
Typha latifolia 'Variegata'

 
ZONE 3 -- 5' - Broad light green leaves. Large pokers. Requires a large container for planting ZONE 3 - 5' - Flowers June, July - Striking green and cream variegated foliage. Tolerates some shade. Great specimen plant

Typha laxmannii

Typha minima

Graceful Cattail Micro-Miniature Cattail
Typha laxmannii

 
Typha minima

 
ZONE 3 - 4' - Flowers May, June - Slender pale-green leaves. Small narrow pokers. Dense, lush growing habit. Popular. Best suited to the medium sized pond ZONE 3 - 1' to 2'- Flowers May, June - Masses of 1" cattails sit atop very narrow blue-green foliage. Compact growing habit. A great seller

Zephyranthes candida

Rain Lily
Zephyranthes candida

 
ZONE 7 - 1' - Flowers August, September - A small, profuse, ornamental bulb that produces white blooms above the green needle-like leaves. Semi-evergreen

 

 

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