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Searching Category for WETLAND

A small genus of aquatic perennials native to north temperature regions with stalked basal leaves and erect flower scapes carrying greenish-white flowers.

ALISMA trivialeSummer173
Large-Flowered Northern Water Plantain90cm  Zone: 1/2
A perennial semi-aquatic or aquatic plant native to North America growing in shallow water or mud. Above large oval basal leaves, an erect 90cm whorled and branched flower panicle develops bearing white and green flowers.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
100 seeds  $4.00   

A large genus of about 2,000 species of grasslike plants grown for their foliage rather than flowers. For cool locations in moist to well-drained soil. Sun or part shade. The smaller species are excellent edging plants, while the larger plants are wonderful en masse or as specimens.

CAREX crinitaSummer759
Fringed Sedge1.2m  Zone: 4
Native to wet woods in eastern North America. This is similar to the European C. pendula, but much more cold tolerant. A large species with an elegant arching habit, moving gracefully with woodland breezes. Becomes tallest in moist to wet shady sites, but can be grown in the woodland garden in average soil. The inflorescences are long, and dangling, like tails between the green foliage. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
50 seeds  $4.00   

CAREX thyphina3749
Cattail Sedge30-90cm  Zone: 3/4
Native to Quebec and Ontario, growing in wet sites with partly sunny or partly shaded exposures. Plants prosper in difficult wet mucky soils, in shallow standing water or in sites that are seasonally flooded. Tufts of medium-green basal leaves and elongated spikelets (which superficially look like the flower of a cattail).
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
30 seeds  $4.00   


CLADIUM mariscoidesSummer3750
Smooth Sawgrass1m
Occurs in every Canadian province except Alberta, BC and PEI growing along the shores of wetlands, including coastal salt marshes. A rhizomatous species with very narrow foliage carrying branched dark reddish-brown spikelets.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
20 seeds  $4.00   

A small genus of 20 grass-like plants bearing soft tufts of cotton-like flowers in summer.

ERIOPHORUM virginicum New Summer1491
Tawny Cotton-Grass60-120cm  Zone: 4
Native to eastern North America; and a lovely sight in the wild, inhabiting wet meadows and bogs. It is a tufted plant with fibrous roots, and usually the last species to bloom in our area. The densely wooly cotton balls are a unique light-reddish-brown. Wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
30 seeds  $4.00   


HASTINGSIA albaJune-July3735
White Rushlily40-90cm
A bulb native to northern California and southern Oregon, growing in open, rocky seepage areas with year-round water supply--bogs and wet meadows. These lily-relatives produce a spike of yellowish-white flowers from a grassy tuft.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
20 seeds  $4.00   

Showy, quick-growing plants, perfectly adapted to trellises, fences or allowed to sprawl as a groundcover on a slope. Easy to grow in any garden soil, giving a good display year after year without attention.

LATHYRUS palustris New Summer2048
Marsh Vetchling30-90cm  Zone: 2
Native to North America, Europe and Asia, a rhizomateous species growing on wet meadows, stream banks and boggy or swampy places and climbing by coiled tendrils. Linear foliage is topped by lateral racemes of reddish-purple flowers in summer, drying blue to blue-violet. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Sandpapering of seed recommended.
15 seeds  $3.50   

Large genus of annuals and perennials preferring a rich, moist, spot in sun or the shaded garden.

LOBELIA dortmannaLate Summer3747
Water Lobelia70-200cm  Zone: 1
Native throughout Canada,growing in shallow water on sandy, peaty or rocky lakeshores, in pools, and in some kinds of wetlands. Above (usually submerged) linear leaves, erect racemes held above the water carry white, pink or blue flowers. Only a few packs.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator
50+ seeds  $4.25   Sorry...Sold Out

LOBELIA kalmiiMid to Late Summer2174
Brook, Kalm's Lobelia10-30cm  Zone: 2
A dainty small Lobelia which is an obligatory wetland species. This means it is only found in calcareous (limestone) swamps, fens, boggy meadows, pastures, and wet rock ledges by waterfalls. Its range extends throughout Canada, south to New Jersey and west to Iowa. The plant is delicate throughout; from its slender branching stems, tiny narrow leaves and beautiful small flowers. These are usually a rich pastel purple-blue. The blooms are white throated, attached to the stem by a long stalk, and arranged in loose racemes. Perfect for naturalizing in a damp to wet site. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Requires GA-3 for germination.
500 seeds  $4.25   

More than 100 perennial species widely distributed in the temperate world, but only a few merit inclusion in the ornamental garden.

RUMEX orbiculatusSummer3104
Great Water Dock2.5m  Zone: 4
Found on shorelines of lakes and streams, in marshes and wet meadows of northeastern North America. Large, lance-shaped leaves are up to 60cm long. The much-branched flower stems develop through the summer and commonly attain heights of 1 to 2.5m. Small greenish flowers turn pink then reddish-brown. Very decorative, sharply triangular seed pods develop in fall. Leaves often turn a brilliant red in autumn and dried seed stalks frequently remain erect well into winter. Provides a dramatic vertical accent for pond margins or other moist to wet soil. Will self-sow, but is not invasive. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
20 seeds  $3.50   


SABATIA kennedyanaEarly Summer3107
Plymouth Gentian, Sea Pink30-60cm  Zone: 4
We are pleased to be able to offer a few packages of this beautiful North American endangered species. Where it still exists in the wild, is confined to shore-lines and will need to have a wet or boggy area, ideally in full sun, if it is to be happy in the garden.

The delicate beauty of this member of the gentian family is legion. The simple, but intricate rose-pink petals, each with a yellow base, overlap the next, with the overall effect of yellow-centered pink flowers.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
20 seeds  $5.00   

A genus of rhizomatous perennial grasslike plants with jointed stems and a bristle-like inflorescence. Cosmopolitan distribution.

SCIRPUS holoschoenusSpring to Summer3212
Round Headed Bullrush1m
Native to Europe, growing in wet places. The round flowering heads and spiky foliage are an interesting accent for a moist or wet spot.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
30+ seeds  $3.50   

A genus of 21 aquatic or marginal perennials.

SPARGANIUM emersumSummer3345
Narrow-Leaved or Green Fruit Bur-Reed1m  Zone: 3
(Sparganium chlorocarpum) Native to eastern North America found growing in shallow water or mud of marshes, streams, ditches and ponds, where the water is fairly fresh. Habit is erect or sometimes lax and trailing in the water Leaves are yellow-green, flat to keeled. The flowers turn into shiny green to brown bur-like nutlets shiny with longish beaks. Wild collected in Ontario.
Germination Instructions: Cold treatment required.
20 seeds  $3.75   


XYRIS difformisJuly-September3748
Bog Yelloweyed Grass15-60cm
Native to Ontario and Nova Scotia growing on sandy-peaty lake shores, sphagnum bogs, and similar acid sites. A grass-like plant with a tall flowering stem that terminates in a conelike head with a yellow flower at the tip.
Germination Instructions: Easy, warm germinator.
100+ seeds  $4.25   Sorry...Sold Out

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