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Common NameScientific NameSize PriceQtyIn Stock

Cardinal Flower-Lobelia cardinalis 

Lobelia cardinalis
Yes 546 1.75 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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Cinnamon Fern-Osmunda cinnamomea 

Osmunda cinnamomea
No 0 2.70 1g



0 No 5.40 3g

All species of Osmunda are commonly found in moist to wet places such as woods, shallow swamps, bogs, stream banks, hammocks, and pine flatwoods. Osmunda are noted as very attractive ferns and are not invasive. Cinnamon Ferns are medium to large in size to 7+ ft. Abundant in Southeast, Zones 7+. Partial to full shade. Acid soil conditions.

Zones 7+ * Moist/Wet Tolerant * Partial/Full Shade * Non-Invasive * Medium Size

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Coontie Palm-Zamia pumila 

Zamia pumila
Yes 140 3.90 1g


Yes 125 13.20 3g

Small shrub found in Florida and Georgia, Zones 8+, that can reach 3+ ft. Fern like evergreen with hardy stems and tough leaves. High landscape and wildlife value. Grows in various dry areas. Salt, drought, sun, and shade tolerance.

Drought/Poor Soil/Sun/Salt/Shade Tolerance * Small Shrub * Landscape/Wildlife Value

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Dahoon Holly-Ilex cassine 

Ilex cassine
Yes 1,185 2.10 1g



No 0 4.50 3g

Evergreen tree that reaches 35+ ft. Found in moist to wet treed areas. Used for margins of lakes, ponds and other wetland sites. Grows in Zones 7+, except Florida Keys. Commonly known for its numerous bright red berries. Sun, shade and light salt tolerant. Wildfowl value.

Moist/Shade/Sun/Light-Salt Tolerance * Attractive Red Berries * Wetlands * Wildfowl

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