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New for Dragonfly

We are offering a few new plants this year and one is the Water Willow (Justicia Americana).  This hardy bog plant has flowers that resemble an orchid white with splashes of lavender and purple.  The flowers grow in a dense, head-like cluster originating from its slender stalks. The plant will grow 12 inches to 18 inches high and […]

another year

    Well the holidays are over, the tree is down and all the holiday christmas decorations are put away.  I could probably leave my christmas tree up for months as I always miss it once its put away.  Its hard to imagine the room is exactly like it was a month ago because it […]

Dwarf Papyrus

One of our most popular bog plants is the Dwarf Papyrus.  I think its an unusual looking plant and adds alot of dimension to the pond.  It always seems to grow well and is one pond plant that is easy to grow and attend to.  The Dwarf Papyrus is a good bog plant to create […]

Finally Flowers

This is the Cardinal Flower I brought home from the greenhouse this spring and wondered at the time if it would straighten up.  The Cardinal Flowers were all nice plants this year but some were growing slanted in their containers.  The one I had planted a couple years ago didn’t survive.  Now I know we […]

Lemon Bopaca

This versatile little plant is one of our new favorites.    Lemon Bacopa is a great bog plant for trailing over edges, cascading down a waterfall, bogs or submerged.  It has succulent leaves of lemon when crushed and is an edible herb used for seasoning. Tiny five pedal blue flowers will bloom all summer long.  Needs to be […]

Variegated Cattail

Variegated cattail, Typha latifolia ‘Variegata’ is an attractive bog plant for any pond.  The variegation in this cattail is bold forming bright green and white longitudinal stripes.  The Variegated Cattail will grow to 5 feet tall in sun to part shade.  It requires moist soil or water to 12 inches deep.  It does well in Zones 4-11.  The Variegated […]

Graceful Cattails

Graceful Cattails, Typha angustifolia are similar to your regular Common Cattail other than its leaves.  They are more narrow leafed than the standard and the foliage arches and sways gracefully in the breeze.  An elegant bog pond plant and is suitable for any pond or large container water garden.  They will grow 4-6 feet tall […]

Blue Bells ‘Ruellia brittoniana’

Water bluebells are one of the easiest water plants to grow.  They are constantly covered with small, trumpet shaped 2 inch lavender-blue flowers with dark purple-green foliage throughout the growing season.  They take sun to part shade and moist soil or water over the crown up to 6  inches deep.  They reach 2 – 4 […]

Pennywort ‘Hydrocotyle verticillata’

This plant is an excellent water plant for stream beds, bogs or edges of your pond.  It grows to about 6″-12″ high out of the water and is a fast grower.  It leaves are usually shiny and can be anywheres from 3 inches to only 1/2 inch in diameter.  This plant is useful in the […]