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water gardens Name Botanical Name Comments
water plants
HORNWORT Ceratophyllum demersum
Oxygenator with fine, glossy green leaves; grows completely submerged
WATER HYACINTH Eichhornia crassipes
Glossy heart-shaped leaves with yellow centered blue to purple flowers; spreads rapidly, needs warmth to bloom
WATER LETTUCE Pistia stratiotes
Pale floating heads resemble lettuce; thrives in full sun or shade
WATER LILY Nymphaea varieties
Several varieties of floating plants with brightly colored flowers; leaves form pads; needs sun and warm, still water, choose only hardy varieties
marginal plants
ARROWHEAD Sagittaria latifolia
Spikes of white flowers, large arrow shaped leaves; grows in 2-6 inches (6-15 cm) of water
CARDINAL FLOWER Lobelia x speciosa Bright blue or red flower spikes; bog plant
Purple-brown flower heads on short stalks, familiar bog plant
CREEPING BUTTERCUP Ranunculus aquatilis Small bright yellow flowers on spreading stems
CREEPING JENNY Lysimachia nummularia
Small round leaves on vine-like plant; profuse bright yellow flowers
IRIS, BLUE/YELLOW FLAG Iris versicolor
Tall plants with well formed flowers; grow in shallow water

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