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Common NameScientific NameSize PriceQtyIn Stock

Cardinal Flower-Lobelia cardinalis 

Lobelia cardinalis
Yes 799 1.50 Ln 4




Perennial that grows in clumps and if found in bogs and stream banks. Dark leaves and bright red, showy red flowers. Sun and flood tolerant. Propagation by seeds and cuttings. Hummingbird attraction. Zones 3-10.

Sun/Shade/Wet/Moist Tolerant * Showy Red Flowers * Hummingbirds * Zones 3-10

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Cattail-Typha spp. 

Typha spp.
Yes M s 0.50 Br




One of the most common aquatic plants. Cattails are long with dark green, blade like leaves up to 4+ ft. and reed like flower stalks with dark brown seed heads. Typha spp. is a very aggresive plant often crowding out other aquatic species. Found in moist areas and various fresh water bodies. Planting depth 0-18 inches. Range includes Zones 7+. Spreads quickly vegetatively and by seeds. Forms dense colonies. Helps clean waters of phosphates and nitrates. Sold outside of Florida.

Sun/Flood/Poor Soil Tolerance * Zones 7+ * Tall Wetlands Grass * Cleans Water

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Giant Bulrush - Scirpus californicus 

Scirpus californicus
CALL M s 0.45 Br
Yes 4,778 1.10 Ln 4



A very large rush that produces long and thick stems that can reach 9+ ft. Found in fresh water marshes and shallow water bodies. Planting depth 2-12 inches. Range includes Zones 7+. Sun and flood tolerance. Spreads quickly, vegetatively and by seed. Inflorescences appear near top of leaf blades.

Wet/Sun Tolerance * Zones 7+ * Marshes * Aquatic/Waterfowl Habitat * Giant Size

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Gulf Coast/Giant Spikerush -Eleocharis cellulosa 

Eleocharis cellulosa
CALL M s 0.40 Br
Yes 80 1.10 Ln 4



Perennial up to 3 ft., forming large clumps in wetlands such as marshes, swamps, rivers, and streams. Found throughout Florida in Zones 8+. Stems and roots eaten by wildfowl.

Wet/Flood Tolerance * Zones 8+ * Marshes * Swamps * Streams * Waterfowl Food Source

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Horse Tail-Equisitum hyemale 

Equisitum hyemale

Yes 3,758 1.25 Ln 4

Yes 1,463 2.00 1g

Perennial up to 3 ft., forming dense clumps in wetlands. Grows in sandy soil. Thrives on nitrates from run off. Found throughout Florida in Zones 8+. Stems and roots eaten by wildfowl and other wildlife. Spreads quickly and may become weedy. One variety native to Florida is Equisitum hyemale.

Moist/Wet/Sun Tolerance * Zones 7+ * Dark Green Foliage * Wildfowl/Wildlife Value

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