Marginal or Bog Plants

black taro (10251 bytes) Black Magic Taro Colocasia esculenta Incredible dusty charcoal black leaves on dark burgundy/black stems.Tropical Marginal plant. Height: 3-6'. Planting depth: 0-6". Partial shade to shade. Hardy zones 9-11

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Variegated sweet flag (19974 bytes) Variegated Sweet Flag Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' 2' to 3' Beautiful green and cream striped foliage persists all summer. Leaves are sweet scented when broken.
Zone 4 Flowers in May.

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Pickerel Rush (8943 bytes) Pickerel Rush Pontederia cordata 1' to 2' A native variety with all the best features. Slick, broad dark green foliage. Bright lavender flowers. Easy to grow. Zone 3 Flowers in June, July, August, September.

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variegated water celery (11888 bytes) Variegated Water Celery Oenanthe Javanica Hardy Marginal plant. Leaves variegated with pink and white. Bare root. Height: 6-12" Planting depth: 0-6". Full sun to shade. Hardy zones 5-10.

Photograph courtesy of Lilyblooms

LobeliaCardinalis (4493 bytes) Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis. Crimson flowering spikes from mid to late summer. Slender plant. Grows to height of 36". Tolerates 1-2" water depth. Hardy zones 2-9.

Photograph courtesy of Aqua Mart

dwarfcattail (7609 bytes) Dwarf Cattail Typha minima. Smaller that Graceful, reaching height of 36". Walnut-size catkins. Tolerates up to 6" water depth. Hardy zones 2-9.

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zebrarush (9845 bytes) Zebra Rush Scirpus tabernae- montani Zebrinus. Segmented stalks with horizontal green and white varigations. Can reach 24-48" in height. Hardy zones 5-10

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horsetailrush (11253 bytes) Horsetail Rush Equisetum hyemale. Also called "scouring rush". Dark green segmented stalks. Grows to 36" in height. Vigorous grower and spreader. History of medicinal use. Tolerates damp soil to 12" water depth. Hardy zones 3-10.

Photograph courtesy of Aqua Mart

 

variegated water canna (9196 bytes) Water Canna, canna americanallis variegata Orange with yellow striped leaves. True aquatic canna hybrids. Long slender spade-shaped leaves. Spikes of brilliant colored flowers. Reaches 4-6 ft. in height. Tolerates up to 6" water depth. Hardy zones 7-10.

Photograph courtesy of Lilyblooms

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