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Cattails, Reeds, & Rushes

     Cattail & Reed variety pond plants provide a good base for any garden. They require a lot of water, therefore it's convenient to classify these plants as pond plants. These plants are known to give a certian thickness and a grass-like feel to any area. This variety of plant is also very invasive, and therefore should be spaced out to give room for quick growth (Note that plant's will stay within the container).

     These Cattail & Reed Variety pond plants require full soil to grow, top soil mixed with a clay-based soil is preferred. The clay-based soil is added to increase the soil's overall density. The pond plants we sell have anchor roots which require a more dense soil in order to latch on. These pond plants are found in marsh/swamp areas which means they don't require full sunlight, and that they shouldn't be flooded with water. Planting them too deep will drown any offspring and potentially restrict sunlight in certain areas of the pond plant. The crown should be no more than 2-3 inches below the water surface. If you have are using a container then be sure to account for the height of the container (Example: Aquatic Mint planted in a one gallon pot, 6 inches high, should be placed no more than 9 inches below the water surface). Bricks and/or upside down pots can be used to prop up the pond plants.

1 Gal (8" x 6")


    We recommend using the one gallon planting container for all hardy shelf plants. Use top soil, gravel should be placed on top to anchor the soil. We also suggest that standard fertilizer be used, two to three per container.

- Price: $1.95 each

Dwarf Bamboo




    The slender stalks of this plant grow 18" to 24" high. It is not a true bamboo but is a hardy plant to accent the water garden. It is also very winter hardy.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Dwarf Cattail




    Similar to a regular cattail but only gets 2’ high.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Gold Variegated Reed




    The green and cream leaves and its lush foliage will attract your attention. Grows to 4' high and spreads very quickly.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Graceful Cattail




    Slender pale green foliage. Grows 4’ high.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Sedge




    The stems of this ornamental grass plant have 3 sides. This plant grows 2 to 4 tall. It is a fast grower and an excellent plant for filling in an area of the pond.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Strawberries and Cream Ribbon Grass




    Attractive foliage with striking green and cream stripes. Good grower that gets 18" high. A good addition to the water garden.

Retail: $15.00

Sale Price: $12.00

Variegated Cattail




    The creamy variegation of this cattail is a welcome addition to the water garden. Grows 4-5 feet tall. It is a very robust grower so give it plenty of room to spread.

Retail: $20.00

Sale Price: $16.00

Variegated Giant Reed




    Grows to 7' tall and has green and white striped leaves. Very attractive. Should be grown in a large container. A very strong grower.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Blue Rush




    This is one of the bluest aquatic plants. It takes some shade and is semi-evergreen. It is an easy plant to grow and get about 2' tall.

Retail: $15.00

Sale Price: $12.00

Corkscrew Rush




    The stems twist and "corkscrew". Grows to an average of 2'. Everyone really seems to enjoy this unique plant. It is also extremely winter hardy.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Dwarf Horsetail Rush




    Dark green stiff foliage is evergreen. Grows 6" to 8" high. Prefers shallow water to just moist soil. A nice foreground plant for the pond.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Goldstrike Rush




    Striking dark green foliage with yellow-gold vertical striping. The plant maintains its variegation and is very hardy. It grows 2' to 3' tall.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Horsetail Rush




    The dark green stalks of this plant are similar to bamboo. A popular choice. Gets 2' to 3' high. It prefers very shallow water to just moist soil. Evergreen in the winter.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Spike Rush




    A charming plant that grows 12" tall. Hardy to zone 3. The grass-like leaves are tipped with small seed heads. Very easy to grow.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

White Rush




    Grows to 4 feet. Stalks are white with pale green stripes. It is a very attractive plant and nicely accents the water garden.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00

Zebra Rush




    Adds a vertical accent to your water garden. The 2' - 5' spikes are green with white horizontal stripes. It is very easy to grow so give it plenty of room to spread.

Retail: $12.00

Sale Price: $10.00