Aztec Arrowhead

Planting Depth:  Top of the pot should be 1 to 6 inches below the water line

Sunshine:  Partial Shade

Blooming Window: Early Summer to Autumn

Longevity: Perennial

 

Aztec Arrowhead has large, stiff, spear-shaped leaves that are produced at the end of thick stems. They may grow 2 to 4 feet tall and should be kept in 1 to 6 inches water depth. Sagittaria montevidensis flowers bloom all season, are white with a large dark red spot at the bottom of each petal and have a yellow pistil and stamen.

Use: The Arrowhead has a very unique bloom with amazing foliage. Use it in the bog in the shade or as a lower plant in front of something tall. The diffused light serves this plant better than full, direct exposure.

Cinnabar Rose

Planting Depth:  1″-4″

Sunshine:  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooming Window:  Mid-Summer to Mid-Autumn

Longevity:  Perennial

This Lobelia has a nice medium bluish pink flower. The hairy foliage makes a rosette thru the winter and into late spring, when the flower spike pushes upward to 36″ by mid summer. The flowers then open for a show that will last (including re-blooms) until frost. Will flourish in full sun or partial shade if planted in deep, moist soil.

Chinese Lizard Tail

Planting Depth:  2″ to 12″ as long as the top of the leaves crown out of the water.

Sunshine:  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooming Window:  June to September

Longevity:  Perennial

Oval leaves grow on upright branching stems and tiny fragrant white flowers bloom from June to September. It thrives in wet soil—perfect for bogs or ponds. Grows up to 24″

Lizard’s Tail is a favorite food of turtles, which eat the leaves. Bees love the flowers for the nectar. Lizard’s Tail is an important plant as cover and shelter, and as a place for egg-laying. Many fish, frogs, salamanders, crayfish, turtles, snakes, and insects hide among the stems underwater. Above the water line, insects and spiders crawl around on the stems and leaves. Dragonflies, frogs, salamanders, and many other animals will lay eggs on, around, or inside Lizard’s Tail stems.

 

Dwarf Papyrus

Planting Depth:  1″ to 4″  The root mass must be submerged

Sunshine:  Full Sun to Low Light

Blooming Window: Grown for foliage

Longevity:  Annual

Upright arching. A small, aquatic sedge that resembles its giant cousin, Egyptian papyrus. Fine-textured, threadlike, terminal bracts and glossy, green umbels that grow to 2-3″ in diameter. The flowers are borne in noticeable brown spikes. A wonderful accent in small pools, ponds, pots, or tubs, and a stunning choice for fresh or dried arrangements.

 

Marsh Marigolds

Planting Depth:  0″ to 5″

Sunshine:  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooming Window: March to June

Longevity: Perennial

Nearly round leaves are heart-shaped and have dentate margins. Waxy yellow buttercup-like flowers are produced in early Spring. Usually grows 1-1.5 ft. in shallow water up to 4 – 5 in. deep or in soggy soil around the pond or stream. Is notorious for going dormant during the summer when placed in full sun in hot summers. They grow and flourish when in shady area or shaded by other plants.

 

Micro Miniature Cattails

Planting Depth:  0″ to 4″

Sunshine:  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooming Window: Summer through Autumn

Longevity: Perennial

12 to 18″ tall with narrow needle-like leaves. This is a really delightful dwarf species. This unique micro-miniature cattail has delicate reed-like leaves which are bluish-green in color. Sporting masses of 1″, round, extremely attractive pokers. It is one of the most popular pond plants available. Good for natural and lined garden ponds, it grows in mud or up to 4″ of water and is non-invasive. Top of the pot should be 0-3″ below the water surface.

 

Society Garlic Variegated

Planting Depth:  1″ to 4″

Sunshine:  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooming Window: Summer to Autumn

Longevity:  Perennial

Tulbaghia Violacea Variegata is a species of flowering plant in the onion family Alliaceae, indigenous to Southern Africa. It is a clump-forming perennial with narrow leaves and large clusters of fragrant, violet flowers from mid-Summer to Autumn. Spread: 12″ to 18″
This plant smells strongly of garlic or onion when bruised or cut. Grows to a height of about 1′.

Society Garlic

Planting Depth:  1″ to 4″

Sunshine:  Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooming Window: Summer to Autumn

Longevity:  Perennial

Dainty heads of lilac-pink flowers on stalks rise above blue-gray foliage having thin white margins. New growth has pink tinge in early Spring. Brushing against plants gives garlic-like fragrance. The leaves can be used in cooking like garlic chives and the bulbs can be used like garlic.