Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials, Aquatic
Found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, these bog or aquatic plants will succeed in water or in rich, well-irrigated soil. They look like clumps or tufts of iris but are related to calla (Zantedeschia). Flowers are inconspicuous. Use in damp borders, at pool edges, or in shallow water.Acorus calamus
Sword-shaped leaves in an upright clump about 2 ft. wide. Foliage is delightfully fragrant when bruised, as are the thick rhizomes. Plants die back in winter but return in spring. The popular variety ‘Variegatus’ has showy white-bordered leaves.
Fans of 6–12-in., narrow, semievergreen leaves 1 1/2 in. wide rise from the ends of slowly creeping rhizomes that eventually form large clumps.
Shiny, gray-green leaves contrast nicely with golden yellow blooms on a plant that can reach...
Vine or shrub, from South Africa. If tied to a support, it can scramble 15–30 ft.; with hard pru...
From Asia Minor to central Siberia. Wiry, 12–16-in. stems rise from a clump of narrow gray-green...