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ACORUS calamus
(ah-KOR-us) (KAL-a-mus)
ACORCA3
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Common Name: Sweet Flag
Description: U.S. native with long, sword-like leaves; small, greenish flowers. Roots are dried and candied for popular old-time confection.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

ACORUS gramineus 'Ogon'
(ah-KOR-us) (gram-IN-ee-us)
ACOROG3
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Description: Chartreuse and cream variegated foliage. Good water plant.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

ARUM italicum
(AIR-um) (ih-TAL-ih-kum)
ARUMIT3
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Description: Greenish-white spathes followed by clusters of vivid red-orange fruits giving early winter interest. Tuberous, stemless, with showy, arrow-shaped leaves. Best in moist, well-drained soils. Goes dormant mid-June; resumes growth in early fall.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Partial Shade Water Plant

ARUNCUS dioicus 'Kneiffii'
(ah-RUN-kus) (dy-oh-EYE-kus)
ARUNKN5
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Common Name: Goatsbeard
Description: Creamy-white flowers. Finely cut foliage looks like a giant fern. Exciting selection.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Rock Garden Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

ASCLEPIAS incarnata
(as-KLAY-pee-us) (in-kar-NAH-ta)
ASCLIN3
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Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
Description: Native with dusty pink flowers in summer.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird Butterfly

CAREX muskingumensis
(KARE-eks) (mus-king-u-MEN-sis)
GRCAMU3
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Common Name: Palm Sedge
Description: 2011 GreatPlants TM Grass of the Year. Effective as a specimen near water.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

CHELONE glabra
(kee-LO-nay) (GLA-bra)
CHELGL5
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Common Name: Turtlehead, Snakehead
Description: Creamy-white flowers with pink tinge in late summer resembles a turtle's head. Good plant for moist or wet areas. Ovate, shiny, rich, dark green leaves. Pinch to reduce height.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant Butterfly

CHELONE glabra 'Black Ace'
(kee-LO-nay)
CHELBA5
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Common Name: Turtlehead, Snakehead
Description: Dark green foliage that starts out with a bronzy to black cast topped by creamy-white flowers in late summer. Likes a moist area. Height 3-4', up to 6' under optimal conditions.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant Butterfly

CHELONE lyonii 'Hot Lips'
(kee-LO-nay) (ly-ON-ee-eye)
CHELHL5
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Common Name: Turtlehead, Snakehead
Description: 2012 Great PlantsTM Perennial of the Year. Deeper colored, hot pink flowers on this recent selection of the wetland native. Glossy, dark green leaves tinted bronze in spring and its red stems add interest.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

CYPERUS albostriatus 'Variegatus'
(sih-PEER-us) (al-bo-stree-AH-tus)
GRCYAB5
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Common Name: Variegated Broadleaf Umbrella Grass
Description: Foliage is streaked in creamy white, as if airbrushed, most noticeable on new growth. Tolerates moist soil, does not appreciate water over its crown.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

CYPERUS alternifolius 'Variegatus'
(sih-PEER-us) (al-ter-ni-FOL-ee-us)
GRCYAV5
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Common Name: Umbrella Sedge
Description: Bold white variegation.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

CYPERUS haspan viviparus
(sih-PEER-us) (HASS-pan)
GRCYHV5
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Common Name: Umbrella Sedge
Description: Dwarf version of Cyperus grass.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

EQUISETUM hyemale
(ek-wis-SEE-tum) (hy-EH-may-lee)
GREQHY5
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Common Name: Horsetail, Scouring Rush
Description: Hollow, tubular stems. Use beside pools and for Japanese style gardens. Ancient native plant.
Zone: 2
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

EUPATORIUM purpureum
(yew-pa-TOR-ee-um) (pur-pur-EE-um)
EUPAPU3
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Common Name: Joe-Pye Plant
Description: Attractive, flat topped clusters of purple flowers in fall. Height varies.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun Water Plant Butterfly

EUPATORIUM purpureum
(yew-pa-TOR-ee-um)(pur-pur-EE-um)
EUPAPU5
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Common Name: Joe-Pye Plant
Description: Attractive, flat topped clusters of purple flowers in fall. Height varies.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun Water Plant Butterfly

FILIPENDULA ulmaria
(fil-i-PEN-dew-la) (ul-MAH-ree-a)
FILIUL3
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Common Name: Queen of the Meadow
Description: Creamy-white, fragrant flowers in crowded clusters.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

HIBISCUS m. Cranberry Punch®('Whit XX' PP# 15,091)
(hy-BIS-kus) (mos-KEW-tas)
HIBICP5
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Common Name: Mallow, Rose Mallow
Description: Striking variety with oxblood red, 4-5" flowers with five overlapping petals. Dark green, leathery foliage forms a low mound with a 3' or more spread. Highly resistant to powdery mildew. Developed and patented by Dr. Carl Whitcomb of Oklahoma. Propagation Prohibited. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in spring. Please do not request shipment before growth starts, as we cannot assume responsibility for them breaking dormancy under your conditions. Plant hibiscus 3" deeper to protect buds from winter damage.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird

HIBISCUS moscheutos 'Blue River II'
(hy-BIS-kus) (mos-KEW-tas)
HIBIBR5
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Common Name: Mallow, Rose Mallow
Description: Spectacular, 10-12", white flowers. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in spring. Please do not request shipment before growth starts, as we cannot assume responsibility for them breaking dormancy under your conditions. Plant hibiscus 3" deeper to protect buds from winter damage.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird

HIBISCUS moscheutos 'Disco Belle Pink'
(hy-BIS-kus) (mos-KEW-tas)
HIBIDP5
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Common Name: Mallow, Rose Mallow
Description: Huge, 9" flowers on compact plants. Blooms earlier than 'Southern Belle'. Uniform plants. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in spring. Please do not request shipment before growth starts, as we cannot assume responsibility for them breaking dormancy under your conditions. Plant hibiscus 3" deeper to protect buds from winter damage.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird

HIBISCUS moscheutos 'Disco Belle Rosy Red'
(hy-BIS-kus) (mos-KEW-tas)
HIBIDR5
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Common Name: Mallow, Rose Mallow
Description: Very large, rosy red flowers on compact plants. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in spring. Please do not request shipment before growth starts, as we cannot assume responsibility for them breaking dormancy under your conditions. Plant hibiscus 3" deeper to protect buds from winter damage.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird

HIBISCUS moscheutos 'Disco Belle White'
(hy-BIS-kus) (mos-KEW-tas)
HIBIDW5
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Common Name: Mallow, Rose Mallow
Description: White selection of this series on compact plants. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in spring. Please do not request shipment before growth starts, as we cannot assume responsibility for them breaking dormancy under your conditions. Plant hibiscus 3" deeper to protect buds from winter damage.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird

HIBISCUS moscheutos 'Lord Baltimore'
(hy-BIS-kus) (mos-KEW-tas)
HIBILB5
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Common Name: Mallow, Rose Mallow
Description: Brilliant crimson-red, 10-12" flowers. Lobed, deep green foliage. Very popular. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in spring. Please do not request shipment before growth starts, as we cannot assume responsibility for them breaking dormancy under your conditions. Plant hibiscus 3" deeper to protect buds from winter damage.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird

HIBISCUS moscheutos 'Pink Clouds'
(hy-BIS-kus) (mos-KEW-tas)
HIBIPC3
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Common Name: Mallow, Rose Mallow
Description: 2011 GreatPlantsTM Release. An outstanding, large-flowered Bluebird selection features intense deep pink flowers that catch the eye from a long distance. This robust Hibiscus blooms over a long period and has beautiful, mature leaves that are the size, color, and shape of Norway maple. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in spring. Please do not request shipment before growth starts, as we cannot assume responsibility for them breaking dormancy under your conditions. Plant hibiscus 3" deeper to protect buds from winter damage.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Great Plants Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird

HIBISCUS moscheutos 'Pink Clouds'
(hi-BIS-cus) (mos-KEW-tas)
HIBIPC5
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Common Name: Mallow, Rose Mallow
Description: 2011 GreatPlantsTM Release. An outstanding, large-flowered Bluebird selection features intense deep pink flowers that catch the eye from a long distance. This robust Hibiscus blooms over a long period and has beautiful, mature leaves that are the size, color, and shape of Norway maple. Hibiscus are late to break dormancy in spring. Please do not request shipment before growth starts, as we cannot assume responsibility for them breaking dormancy under your conditions. Plant hibiscus 3" deeper to protect buds from winter damage.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Great Plants Full Sun Water Plant Hummingbird

HOUTTUYNIA cordata 'Chameleon'
(hoo-TY-nee-ah) (kor-DAH-ta)
HOUTCH3
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Description: Bright pink, white, and green leaved stoloniferous ground cover. Excitng plant.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Full Shade Ground Cover Water Plant

HOUTTUYNIA cordata 'Chameleon'
(hoo-TY-nee-ah) (kor-DAH-ta)
HOUTCH1
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Description: Bright pink, white, and green leaved stoloniferous ground cover. Excitng plant.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Full Shade Ground Cover Water Plant

IRIS pseudacorus
(EYE-riss) (soo-DAY-kor-us)
IRISPS5
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Common Name: Water Iris, Yellow Flag
Description: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Tall, 5', yellow flowers in summer. Cattail-sized clumps for poolside planting or border.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant Hummingbird

JUNCUS effuses 'Spiralis'
(JUN-cus) (e-FEW-sus)
GRJUSP3
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Common Name: Corkscrew Rush
Description: Soft, densely tufted, dark green foliage with strong spirals. Likes moist conditions and can withstand bog areas or standing in up to 5" of water.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

JUNCUS inflexus
(JUN-cus) (in-FLEK-sus)
GRJUIN5
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Common Name:
Description: Blue-green rush forms dense clumps. Ideal for moist sites along the ponds edge or in shallow water.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

LIGULARIA dentata 'Othello'
lig-yew-LAR-ee-ah
LIGUOT5
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Common Name: Leopard Plant
Description: Orange flowers; red-purple foliage.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Partial Shade Water Plant