|Hardy Marginal/Bog Plants for Sale
Variegated Cattail -
Slender variegated leaves of green and cream along the length about 3/4" wide grow to about 3'
high. Not as invasive as the native cattail variety. Full to partial sun. Hardy in Zone 5.
Dwarf Cattail -
Narrow vertical leaves of blue-green about 1/4" wide grow to about 18" high. This smallest
cattail variety produces small rounded catkins or heads. Full to partial sun. Hardy in Zones 3
to 11. NOTE: Do not cut back foliage or submerge for winter.
Variegated Sweetflag -
Slender upright spikes of variegated 3/4" wide leaves of green and white along the length grow
to about 2' high. Does not bloom, but makes a nice accent plant. Full to partial sun. Hardy in
Zones 4 to 11. NOTE: I have not personally had great success with this plant.
Dwarf Variegated Sweetflag -
Clumping upright spikes of variegated 1/4" wide leaves of green and white along the length
grow to about 12" high. Does not bloom or spread quickly, but makes a nice accent plant in
streams and waterfalls. Full to partial sun. Hardy in Zones 5 to 11.
Gold Rush Reed -
Long stalks support the bright green stripes on dark green leaves, grow to up to 4' high. Very
hardy and easy to grow. Does not bloom, per say, but makes a nice accent plant. Full to
partial sun. Hardy in Zones 4 to 11. NOTE: I love this plant! It grows freely and is virtually
Corkscrew Rush -
The name says it all. Curlyque green stalks grow willy-nilly in every direction up to 18". Very
hardy and easy to grow. Does not bloom, per say, but makes a GREAT clumping accent plant.
Lizard Tail -
Rounded, almost heart-shaped leaves produce fragrant white flowers on long spikes in
summer. Grows to 24". Very hardy and easy to grow. Full to partial sun. Hardy in Zones 4
to 9. NOTE: This plant will surprise you with it's lovely fragrance!
Water Iris - Black Gamecock -
Slender vertical green stalks growing up to 18" tall support richly dark purple (almost black)
flowers in mid-spring. This Louisiana variety hybrid is highly sought after, but not as cold
tolerant as the yellow iris listed above. Full to partial sun. Hardy in Zones 6 to 11.
Water Iris - Yellow -
This easy to grow iris is the first to bloom in spring with brightly colored yellow flowers
and slender vertical green leaves growing up to 4' tall. Grows quickly and is difficult, if
not impossible to kill. Full to partial sun. Hardy in Zones 4 to 9. NOTE: This plant should
be separated and repotted every year.
Yes, I have more plants out there, but I can't remember what they are right now, and they're under about 3" of snow and ice, so
check back. The plants that are pictured here are all potted in nursery pots that should accommodate their growth for at least
the first year (depending on the variety), in clay soil and ready to stick in your pond.
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