Tropical Shallow Water and Bog Plants
Natural ponds have a profusion of flags, rushes, reeds and small flowering plants which delight the eye. Your pool will be more attractive and much more naturalistic when planted with clumps of these ornamental plants. There are hardy and tropical plants, each having their own desirable traits.
Tropical Shallow Water and Bog Plants typically display faster growth, produce more flowers, and will outpreform the hardy varieties. Many can be brought indoors in the winter season and continue to grow.
Tropical Shallow Water and Bog Plants - Items
Water Sensitivity Plant. This plant, when touched, is shy and will close it's leaves similar to the mimosa plant. It has a wonderful flotation system of bulbous material it uses to spread across the water... click here to read more
White Butterfly Lily. A tall canna-like plant which grows approximately 4 feet high with large green leaves and produces VERY fragrant pure white gardenia-like smelling blossoms! The abundant odoriferous flowers make excellent cut flowers for indoors... click here to read more
The Rain Lily, also known as the Fairy Lily, is a wonderful plant that will adorn your water garden pool. They are so named because they have a tendancy to burst into bloom after a rain hence the adopted common name... click here to read more
Umbrella Palm. Wonderful green foliage with umbrella-like leaves. It is a most wonderful plant for it is equally happy in or out of the water. The movement in the wind is very attractive... click here to read more
Dwarf Umbrella Palm. A smaller and slenderer species than the regular umbrella palm, forming tight, compact clumps of wiry stems and less spreading whorls of leaves. The grow about 18" tall.
Papyrus is the famous Egyptian paper plant. The stalks are triangular and attain a height of 5 to 8 feet. At the top is a tuft of long thread-like leaves which gives the plant a most novel appearance... click here to read more
Dwarf Papyrus. A most desirable plant. Grows to about 2 feet. The thread like leaves are shorter and more compact than the Papyrus. An excellent plant that grows fast and very showy... click here to read more
Dwarf Giant Papyrus. An oxymoron Dwarf Papyrus, with strong stems! Papyrus are either dwarf or large, this one has both traits. A dwarf size, but with attractive large stems. A most unsual plant that can be brought indoors for the winter months... click here to read more
Sprial Palm. A Brazilian oddity something like the Umbrella Palm. Greenish white flowers produced in umbels. The attractive leaves spiral around the base of the plant. A plant enjoyed by Tricker customers over 70 years.
Velvet Leaf (Linnocharis flava). A member of the orchid family having soft sunrise flowers edged in white. After blooming the flowering stems will slowly drop into the water and begin to form a new plant. Attractive pastel velvety leaves... click here to read more
Variegated Radicans is a wonderful plant that has olive green leaves with white-yellow variegation, which sets off the beauty of any water garden pool. It has a cousin that has no variegation... click here to read more
Ruby Eye Arrowhead An attractive arrow shaped leaf plant from South America. Has very attractive white flowers with three brilliant red spots. It truly stands out in any water garden. Grows to about 2 feet. Native to the United States.
New Pickerel Rush. From the British Guiana and related to the North American species but far more outstanding. The heart shaped foliage is dark , waxy green and is taller than the native variety... click here to read more
Chinese Water Chestnut. Very attractive plant with cylindrical stems. Produces a tuber that is used in oriental cooking, hence its name. Their attractive appearance and neat growth add much to the beauty of the water garden.
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Spider Lily. A native plant of the West Indies that produces clusters of fragrant white flowers. The petals are narrow and curving and give the plant a characteristic spider like appearance.
Dwarf Parrot Feather. A rather unique plant that resembles the Parrot Feather however is smaller and more compact with sturdier leaves... click here to read more
Dwarf Red Stemmed Parrot Feather. A rather unique plant that resembles the Parrot Feather however is smaller and has distinct red stems that contrast with the grean foliage Easy to grow and will gracefully grow across the surface of the water... click here to read more
Water Poppy. A beautiful aquatic with thick oval, floating, deep green leaves and handsome three petaled clear yellow flowers resembling a poppy. The flowers have dark black stamens... click here to read more
Primrose Creeper. A rapid growing plant with "creeping" floating stems. It has waxy green leaves and a profusion of inch-wide bright, golden yellow flowers standing above the water. Thrives in the sun or shade.
Radicans. A rapid growing plant with "creeping" floating stems. It has waxy green leaves and a profusion of inch-wide bright, golden yellow flowers standing above the water. Thrives in the sun or shade. Native to the United States.
Tropical Thalia. A larger and stouter plant than the hardy thalia which grows 5 to 10 feet high, with zigzag spikes of purplish flowers.
Mellon Swords. One of the most beautiful species of the genus. It can be grown in a bright or slightly shady area of your pool. The young leaves are an intensive red and the color fades as leaves become larger, later olive to dark green... click here to read more
The Purple Water Hyacinth is sold only in Ohio.