Winter Hardy Plants

Horsetail Rush

Horsetail Rush

Horsetail Rush (Equisetum hyemale)

Horsetail lends a tropical bamboo effect to the pond, and is winter hardy. It prefers still, shallow, sandy areas.

Four Leaf Clover

Four Leaf Clover

Four Leaf Clover  (Marsilia quadriolia

Four leaf clover is a minty green four-lobed leaf plant that resembles a clover


 Water Forget-Me-Not  (Myosotis scirpoides)

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

The tall spikes, up to 2 feet, of intense red flowers rise out of a modest display of foliage

Chameleon Plant

Chameleon Plant

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon')

  • 12 inch tall plant produces white flowers May-June
  • Leaf colors vary with the amount of sunlight
  • Prefers part shade
  • Low grower


Bulrush - Common


Common Bulrush  (Scirpus lacustris)

Bulrush is a native marginal plant that produces tall pointed grass-like stems. Tassels of tiny brown flowers in late summer protrude from each stem.