One of my favorite "cross over" plants is the daylily. It comes in an almost endless variety of sizes and colors, and although each
bloom only lasts one day, they bloom for an extended period of time and give a stream or waterfall an exciting burst of color. I
can't tell you how many different varieties of daylilies I have, but it's probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 or so.
There are several plants, both hardy and tropical, that can be used in either a terrestrial or an aquatic application. Probably the
most common is the Japanses Iris, but the number of possibilities is almost endless. Pretty much anything that can tolerate a lot
of water has pond potential.
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Hardy terrestrial plants (Zone 5) that adapt quite well to marginal
or bog pond plants include the hardy hibiscus, cardinal flower
(lobelia), hosta, and the chameleon plant (even though it's
considered a tropical in this zone, it tends to come back year after
year.) No, you don't have to take them out over the winter. Just
cut them back to the top of the pot and they'll return next year.
(Photo's courtesy of Bonnie Hale's Plant Pages)
There is literally an endless variety of tropical terrestrial plants (Will not survive the winters
in Zone 5) that can be adapted into marginal or bog pond plants. They include the tropical
hibiscus, Begonia, Calla Lily, Canna Lily, Caladium, Elephant Ear, Pitcher Plant and even
Impatients. If you don't take them out of the pond to over winter indoors, they will not come
back and need to be replaced the following season. The vivid colors that last all season are
well worth the investment though.