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Acorus calamus ‘Variegatus’ Acorus calamus ‘Variegatus’
(Variegated sweet flag)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Variegated sweet flag is a deciduous, aquatic perennial with 5-foot-long bright green leaves with creamy, longitudinal stripes. Its flowers are insignificant, but its leaves are aromatic and resemble the foliage of an iris. Sweet flag makes a striking statement at the shallow end of a pool, in a bog garden, or in a marshy woodland area.

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'
(Golden dwarf sweet flag, Japanese rush, Grassy-leaved sweet flag)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This dwarf cultivar of grassy-leaved sweet flag (to 10 inches tall and 6 inches wide) has linear fans of semi-evergreen, glossy, pale green and cream-striped leaves that have an overall golden effect. This is an aquatic perennial with showy foliage for shallow water margins.

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus' Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'
(Grassy-leaved sweet flag, Variegated Japanese rush)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This aquatic perennial is semi-evergreen and showy, with grassy, striped foliage that reaches less than 1 foot tall. The species is native to East Asia. Use it in a situation where its diminutive size can be appreciated along the margins of a pool or in a bog garden.

Alocasia 'Portodora' Alocasia 'Portodora'
('Portodora' elephant's ear)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

‘Portodora’ produces big, ribbed, upward-pointing leaves that look like lettuce-edged fans. This plant adds instant drama.

Colocasia esculenta 'Diamond Head' Colocasia esculenta 'Diamond Head'
('Diamond Head' elephant's ear)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

When breeder John Cho combined a black Colocasia and a glossy Colocasia, he created something shiny and new: ‘Diamond Head’. It is named after the volcanic cone on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, which makes sense because both the cone and plant are black and lustrous. The plant’s leaves reach at least 16 inches long and 1 foot wide. ‘Diamond Head’ performs best along the edge of a pond or submerged in a water feature. If left in dry conditions, its leaf edges burn. In shade, it loses luster and appears dark green instead of purple or black. That purple-black color is what makes ‘Diamond Head’ so special, so if the light conditions in your garden don’t suit it, you might want to choose another cultivar. -Adrienne Roethling, Elephant's Ears, Fine Gardening issue #148, page 60

Colocasia esculenta 'Elena' Colocasia esculenta 'Elena'
('Elena' elephant's ear)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Bright green leaves add light and impact any place 'Elena' sets its roots.

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii' Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'
(Black stem elephant's ear)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This chic, black-stemmed elephant’s ear packs looks great in containers, beds, and borders. It also makes a wild addition to floral arrangements.

Colocasia esculenta 'Heart of the Jungle' Colocasia esculenta 'Heart of the Jungle'
('Heart of the Jungle' elephant's ear)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

A demure egg-shell finish and a dark purple underpinning make the foliage of 'Heart of the Jungle' special.

Colocasia esculenta 'Hilo Bay' Colocasia esculenta 'Hilo Bay'
('Hilo Bay' elephant's ear)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

The foliage of ‘Hilo Bay’ looks almost like crinkled taffeta hanging off black stems. Planted en masse, this selection makes an elegant yet whimsical statement.

Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb' Colocasia esculenta 'Rhubarb'
('Rhubarb' elephant's ear)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Kitchen garden rhubarb doesn't hold a candle to 'Rhubarb' elephant's ear, at least not in an ornamental sense.

Colocasia esculenta 'Tiger Stripe' Colocasia esculenta 'Tiger Stripe'
('Tiger Stripe' elephant's ear)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This purple-and-cream-streaked elephant's ear makes a splash in any combination imaginable.

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'
(Chameleon plant)
(5 user reviews)
Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Chameleon plant lives up to its name, with red and yellow variegated heart-shaped green leaves. Its scrambling growth habit may overwhelm its neighboring plants, so grow chameleon plant in a window box or a hanging basket, where its growth can more easily be controlled. -Debra Lee Baldwin, Regional Picks: Southern California, Fine Gardening issue #127

Iris fulva Iris fulva
(Louisiana iris, Copper iris)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This beardless, crestless iris produces blooms in midspring that are the color of terra cotta. Quick growing, with long, swordlike foliage, this plant attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and works well in beds and borders.

no image available Iris virginica
(Southern blue flag)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Lavender-pink or white flowers up to 4 inches in diameter have purple veins and yellow throats. Sword-shaped medium green leaves can top 6 feet tall when grown in shallow water.

Victoria cruziana Victoria cruziana
(Santa Cruz waterlily)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

This giant waterlily produces massive, floating mid-green lily pads that can reach up to 8 feet across and can support the weight of a small adult. Its leaves are reddish purple and softly hairy on the underside. The ephemeral, pineapple-scented blooms appear in summer, lasting only two nights. The 16-inch flowers are white the first night, turning pink on the second night.


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