Van Bloem Gardens
Library of Water Plants
Botanical Name     Common Name
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Arrow Head

Arrow Head

Botanical Name: Sagittaria latifolia
Native wetland plant. Bold and distinctive arrow shaped leaves. White apple blossom-like flowers on arching stems....

Banana Tree -Dwarf

Banana Tree -Dwarf

Botanical Name: Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'
Wonderful dwarf banana with exotic broad green leaves. Great as specimen for back of edge of pond....

Banana- Hardy

Banana- Hardy

Botanical Name: Musa 'Basjoo'
This is one of the most exciting bananas. The plant has long, slender, bright green leaves. The 'Basjoo' is the world's cold hardiest banana. It is a great landscape plant, it lends a tropical appearance...

Bear Root

Bear Root

Botanical Name: Anemopsis californica
A perennial that has large, waxy, gray-green leaves that lay flat. Flowers all summer. Plant in full sun....

Bloody Dock

Bloody Dock

Botanical Name: Rumex sanguineus
Lance shaped leaves have dark blood-red veins on green fronds. Provides excellent texture....

Brazillian Pennywort

Brazillian Pennywort

Botanical Name: Hydrocotyle 'Nova Zealandiae'
Tiny dark green leaves. Great oxygenator for a smaller pond....

Calla Lily

Calla Lily

Botanical Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica
Graceful large white Calla flowers cover the plant all summer. Gorgeous glossy green foliage....

Canna -Bronze Water Canna

Canna -Bronze Water Canna

Botanical Name: Canna Species 'australis'
One of the most attractive Cannas with dark burgundy leaves and red flowers in abundance. Awesome!...

Canna -Hardy Canna

Canna -Hardy Canna

Botanical Name: Thalia dealbata
Purple flowers clustered in bracts on top of graceful stems. Large blue-green leaves. Stunning!...

Canna Variegated Water

Canna Variegated Water

Botanical Name: Canna Species 'Pretoria'
Huge melon-orange blooms. Striking foliage is zebra striped in yellow and green. Outstanding accent in the garden or container....

Cardinal flower

Cardinal flower

Botanical Name: Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'
Even darker foliage than the regular Lobelia cardinalis. Deep scarlet flowers with dark maroon leaves....

Cattail -Miniature

Cattail -Miniature

Botanical Name: Typha minima 'minima'
Unusually small variety with fine blue-green leaves. Unique rounded cattails are 1" long. Excellent for smaller ponds....

Cattail-Variegated

Cattail-Variegated

Botanical Name: Typha latifolia 'Variegata'
Captivating green and white striped leaves with cinnamon brown cattails. Slower growth that other varieties....

Dwarf Bluebells

Dwarf Bluebells

Botanical Name: Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'
Spectacular dwaft plant with narrow lance shaped leaves. Has purple petunia-like flowers all summer....

Elephant Ears

Elephant Ears

Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta

Tropical plant known for glossy green foliage. Adds boldness to pond area or container.

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Fiber Optic Plant

Fiber Optic Plant

Botanical Name: Scirpus cernuus
Very tiny stems that form a complete ball shaped plant with small pearls at the end of the leaves, creating dancing pearls effects....

Hornwort

Hornwort

Botanical Name: Ceratophyllum demersum
Found in ponds, marshes, and quiet streams. Used for their appearance and their high oxygen production....

Iris, Blue Flag Iris

Iris, Blue Flag Iris

Botanical Name: Iris versicolor
Narrow grey-green leaves with slate blue flowers with white centers. Very reliable and hardy....

Iris, Japanese water iris

Iris, Japanese water iris

Botanical Name: Iris ensata Variegata

Iris, Louisianna

Iris, Louisianna

Botanical Name: Iris Louisiana 'Black Gamecock'
Depth level 1-2. Flourishes in wet soils. Deep rich purple petals....

Iris,Louisiana Iris

Iris,Louisiana Iris

Botanical Name: Iris Louisiana 'Mixed'
Large flowers of all different colors bloom in late spring. Excellent in pond or at edge....

Lemon Bacopa

Lemon Bacopa

Botanical Name: Bacopa caroliniana
Dainty blue flowers and lemon scented leaves with a fleshy texture. Loves the sun....

Lizard's Tail -Variegated

Lizard's Tail -Variegated

Botanical Name: Saururus cernus 'Red Stem'
Forms attractive clumps of green heart shaped foliage on red stems. Fragrant white slowers on curving spikes. Bronze foliage in fall....

Lotus

Lotus

Botanical Name: Nelumbo lutea 'Dark Pink'
Pink and orage flowers. Strong bloomer....

Lotus

Lotus

Botanical Name: Nelumbo lutea 'Light Pink'
Hot pink flowers. Strong bloomer....

Lotus

Lotus

Botanical Name: Nelumbo lutea 'White'
White flowers. Strong bloomer....

Mare's Tail

Mare's Tail

Botanical Name: Hippuris vulgaris
Hardy perennial oxygenator and submerged plant that has green bottle-brush type foliage....

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Botanical Name: Caltha palustris
Beautiful yellow, waxy flowers in clusters of 1-7 with heart or kidney shaped dark green leaves. Perfect for the pond edge and shallow water....

Papyrus -Dwarf

Papyrus -Dwarf

Botanical Name: Cyperus haspen 'Viviparous'
Shortest of all Cyperus. Wispy leaf clusters at tips of thin stems. Flowers are insignificant. Needs full sun....

Papyrus -Giant Dwarf

Papyrus -Giant Dwarf

Botanical Name: Cyperus percamenthus
Has the compactness of Dwarf Papyrus but much larger "tufts" top off the foliage. Fantastic!...

Parrot's Feather

Parrot's Feather

Botanical Name: Myriophyllum aquaticum
Whorls of blue-green, lacy foliage. Stems float along the water's surface with the tips curving upward above the water....

Parrot's Feather -Miniature

Parrot's Feather -Miniature

Botanical Name: Myriophyllum propium
Offers great contrast with dark green stems and bright green conifer type needles. Terriffic and the nicest Milfoil to date....

Parrot's Feather -Red Stemmed

Parrot's Feather -Red Stemmed

Botanical Name: Myriophyllum brasiliensis
Plant is valued for its whorls of blue-green, lacy foliage and its unusual red stems....

Pickerel Weed

Pickerel Weed

Botanical Name: Pontederia cordata 'Pinkpons'
Shiny, deep green lance shaped leaves. Pink flower clusters at the top of the plant. Shade tolerant....

Pickerel Weed

Pickerel Weed

Botanical Name: Pontederia cordata 'Purple'
Awesome, shiny, deep green lance shaped leaves. Purple-blue flower clusters on stems. Shade tolerant....

Pink Bell Flower

Pink Bell Flower

Botanical Name: Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi-Chi'
Bright colorful plant with narrow dark green foliage that bear large pink petunia-like flowers. Blooms all summer....

Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plant

Botanical Name: Sarracenia purpurea 'Scarlett Belle'

Pitcher plant with a signature, ruffled hood which covers most of the opening.

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Red leafed Hibiscus

Red leafed Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus 'acetosella'
Stunning deep red foliage. This plant produces 2" flowers....

Rush -Corkscrew Rush

Rush -Corkscrew Rush

Botanical Name: Juncus effusus 'Spiralis'
Hardy perennial that has curious spiraling cylindrical leaves. Creates unusual focal point in the water garden....

Rush -Zebra Rush

Rush -Zebra Rush

Botanical Name: Scirpus zebrinus
Lovely vertically striped rush stems of cream and green. Forms neat clumps. A must have plant!...

Spatterdock

Spatterdock

Botanical Name: Nuphar Lutea
Yellow Ranunculuc type flowers stand 3-4" above the water level. Plant introduces lots of oxygen into the water. Easy to grow....

Star Grass

Star Grass

Botanical Name: Dichromena colorata
Plant's top leaves are green with bright white bracts forming a "flower" that lasts all summer....

Sweet Flag

Sweet Flag

Botanical Name: Acorus calamus 'Variegata'
Strikingly beautiful with its white striped, sword-type, aromatic, bright green foliage. Young shoots have a pink tinge and a tangerine perfume when crushed....

Sweet Flag

Sweet Flag

Botanical Name: Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
Dwarf, rush-like plant with gold and green variegated leaves which, while not fully evergreen, will withstand all but the worst winters. Ideal for the front of damp sunny borders or in containers....

Taro -Black Magic

Taro -Black Magic

Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
Tropical plant with striking deep purple foliage. Large purple leaves add contrast and boldness to the pond or wet area. Rapid grower....

Taro -Imperial

Taro -Imperial

Botanical Name: Colocasia 'Illustris'
Tropical plant with black foliage high-lighted with bright green veins. Adds contrast and boldness to the pond or wet area....

Taro- Violet Stem

Taro- Violet Stem

Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'
Tropical plant known for its' striking dark glossy green foliage on violet stems. Adds boldness to pond area....

Thalia -Red Stemmed

Thalia -Red Stemmed

Botanical Name: Thalia geniculata 'Ruminoides'
Big, bold canna-like leaves on red stems. Summer blooming pinkish purple bell-shaped flowers....

Umbrella Plant -Dwarf

Umbrella Plant -Dwarf

Botanical Name: Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracillus'
Umbrella-like whorls of green foliage "flowerheads" atop short hollow stems. Graceful slender plant. Fantastic!...

Variegated Chameleon Plant

Variegated Chameleon Plant

Botanical Name: Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata'
Foliage is yellow, bronze, green and red. Very aromatic foliage that smells citrus-like when bruised. Loves moisture.Very rapid grower....

Water Clover -Upright

Water Clover -Upright

Botanical Name: Marsilea mutica
Green clover leaves with reddish highlights. Small white flowers. Nice plant for the water's edge....

Water Dropwort -Variegated

Water Dropwort -Variegated

Botanical Name: Oenanthe fistulosa 'Flamingo'
Creeping groundcover with white, green and pink lacy foliage. It forms a fast spreading mate and is shade tolerant....

Water Forget-Me-Not

Water Forget-Me-Not

Botanical Name: Myosotis scirpoides 'Blue'
Creeping plants have fuzzy leaves and are loaded with small blue Forget-me-not flowers. Late spring - early summer blooming....

Water Hibiscus

Water Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus moscheutus
Leaves are egg-shaped and three lobed. Pink, white or reddish flowers are 4-6" wide....

Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

Botanical Name: Eichornia crassipes
Attractive lilac-blue flowers that are 2-3 inches and very attractive. Leaves are held upright so they act like sails....

Water Lettuce

Water Lettuce

Botanical Name: Pistia stratoides
Unique light green lettuce-like foliage that floats on the water's surface. Does best in moving water. Prefers some light shade....

Water Zinnia

Water Zinnia

Botanical Name: Wedelia trilobata
Tropical bog plant with glossy dark green foliage. Golden Zinnia type flowers bloom through summer....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Burgundy Princess'
Deep red flowers in Spring - Summer with small leaves that are maroon at first and age to a dark green. 4-5" wide....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Changeable'
Dramatically changes color from yellow to pink as the flower ripens over several days....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Fire Opal'
Rich pink double flowers. Large grower....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'James Brydon'
Hot pink flowers with metallic sheen with an aple spice fragrance. Dark stamens tipped with yellow anthers. Partial shade....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Joey Tomocik'
Large pale yellow flowers rise high above mottled foliage in Spring - Summer. 3-4" across. Great for medium to large ponds....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Pink'
Vigouous, mid to large size grower. Plant 24" under water's surface for winter hardiness in Northern areas....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Red'
Reddish flowers with pink undertone. Plant 24" under water's surface for winter hardiness in Northern states....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'White'
Fast grower with classy white blooms. Mid to large size. Plant 24" under water's surface for winter hardiness in Northern areas....

Waterlily

Waterlily

Botanical Name: Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea 'Yellow'
Elegant yellow blooms. Mid to large size. Plant 24" under water's surface for winter hardiness in Northern areas....

Yellow Creeping Jenny

Yellow Creeping Jenny

Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
Trailing stems of chartreuse tinged round leaves. Clusters of bright yellow flowers bloom all summer....
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