Plant Library

Welcome to the Aquascapes Unlimited online plant catalog. You can review the plants by either Botanical Name or Common Name by clicking the appropriate selection below. If you would like to view a specific category select the appropriate order in the drop down box. We're adding new plants on a regular basis, so check back frequently. To see a larger picture and to read more about a specific plant click on that image or the "More Info" link.

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Calamagrostis canadensis

Calamagrostis canadensis

Common Name: Cananda bluejoint

Calamagrostis canadensis, Canada bluejoint,  is one of our cool season grasses. Canada bluejoint is found growing strong along pond shores and in open wet meadows of New England. It forms slender inflorescence in June whi...


Calopogon tuberosus

Calopogon tuberosus

Common Name: Grass pink orchid

Calopogon tuberosus, Grass pink orchid, is a graceful standout in the bog setting.  The name Calopogon tuberosus is Greek for 'beautiful beard.'   1" lightly fragrant flower in a delicate magenta pink to pink-purpl...


Caltha palustris

Caltha palustris

Common Name: Marsh marigold

Caltha palustris, Marsh marigold, is one of the earliest blooming spring ephemerals in a wetland. Marsh marigold's heart shaped shiny foliage emerges in March and almost overnight is topped with bright yellow buttercup li...


Caltha polypetala

Caltha polypetala

Common Name: Giant marsh marigold

Caltha polypetala, Giant marsh marigold, is one of the earlier blooms to appear in the spring.  Giant marsh marigold comes alive with happy yellow flowers atop a glossy dark green foliage letting everybody know spring is upon us. Har...


Canna flaccida

Canna flaccida

Common Name: Yellow canna

Canna flaccida, Yellow canna, is generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and is cherished for it's tropical looking foliage and array of sunset colored flowers which sit perched atop the foliage mass. A native to Florida &...


Canna glauca 'Endeavor'

Canna glauca 'Endeavor'

Common Name: Endeavor - Red

Canna glauca ‘Endeavor’ is a Water canna.  Water cannas are generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and are cherished for their tropical looking foliage with an array of sunset colored flowers which sit perched at...


Canna glauca 'Erebus'

Canna glauca 'Erebus'

Common Name: Erebus - Pink

Canna glauca ‘Erebus’, Water canna, is generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and is cherished for it's tropical looking foliage and  array of sunset colored flowers perched atop the foliage mass. A Longwood...


Canna glauca 'Ra'

Canna glauca 'Ra'

Common Name: Ra Yellow

Canna glauca ‘Ra’, Water canna is generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and is cherished for it's tropical looking foliage with an array of sunset colored flowers perched atop the foliage mass. A Longwood hybrid,


Canna glauca 'Taney'

Canna glauca 'Taney'

Common Name: Taney - Orange

Canna glauca ‘Taney’ is a Water canna,  generally hardy in zones 8b - 11 and cherished for it's tropical looking foliage and array of sunset colored flowers which perch atop the foliage mass like a tropical...


Canna variegata 'Pretoria'

Canna variegata 'Pretoria'

Common Name: Variegated water canna

Canna variegata ‘Pretoria’ is commonly known as the variegated water canna. 'Pretoria' is a gorgeous water-tolerant canna with pronounced yellow and green stripes, almost banana-like foliage, topped with la...


Carex comosa

Carex comosa

Common Name: Bristly sedge

Carex comosa, Bristly sedge, is a member of the sedge family has a bristly bloom that acts like Velcro.  Bristly sedge stands from 1-2 ½’ tall with wide light green foliage. It prefers full sun bu...


Carex crinita

Carex crinita

Common Name: Fringed sedge

Carex crinata, Fringed sedge, is a common sedge of cooler northern climates.  Fringed sedge is named for its slender drooping seed heads that are present from June through July. It stands at 3-4’ tall....


Carex grayi

Carex grayi

Common Name: Gray's Sedge

This clump forming bold textured sedge has medium green foliage and a decorative seed head resembling medieval weaponry. It is commonly found in shady moist habitat and is perfect for a woodland water garden.

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Carex hystericina

Carex hystericina

Common Name: Porcupine sedge

Carex hystericina, Porcupine sedge, is named for its spiky seed head which resembles a porcupine.  Porcupine sedge spreads moderately from short rhizomes in full sun to partial shade. Its foliage is light green i...


Carex intumescens

Carex intumescens

Common Name: Bladder sedge

Carex intumescens, Bladder sedge, is similar in appearance to Carex grayi, found growing in shady bottomland hardwood forests. Its bold textured foliage stands 1-2' tall.

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Carex lacustris

Carex lacustris

Common Name: Lake bank sedge

Carex lacustris, Lake bank sedge, is a rapidly spreading rhizomatous plant and a great soil stabilizer for an area with full sun. Lake bank sedge has very upright blue-green foliage and blooms in early to mid summer. G...


Carex lupulina

Carex lupulina

Common Name: Hop sedge

Carex lupulina, Hop sedge,  is a tall, shade tolerant sedge that has similar but longer seed heads than Carex intumescens.  Hop sedge has a clump forming erect stature that makes it a nice...


Carex lurida

Carex lurida

Common Name: Lurid sedge

Carex lurida, Lurid sedge, is a versatile lower growing sedge that forms dense tufted colonies in full sun and loose patches in the shade. Carex lurida is a great plant for soil stabilization along pond and stream banks...


Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Musk sedge

Carex muskingumensis, musk sedge, is found in moist meadows and along streams.  Decorative musk sedge resembles miniature palm trees. It spreads slowly via a short rhizome to form a fine textured c...


Carex scoparia

Carex scoparia

Common Name: Pointed broom sedge

Carex scoparia, Pointed broom sedge, is an attractive clumping sedge with fine textured foliage.  Pointed broom sedge grows 1-2’ tall and provides great food and cover for song birds in wet meadow habitats.  Poin...


Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Common Name: Tussock sedge

Carex stricta, Tussock sedge,  is one of the most elegant, fine textured sedges.  Tussock sedge gracefully arches giving it the appearance of fountain grass. It will form dense tussocks rising above the waterline. Tussock s...


Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea

Common Name: Fox sedge

Carex vulpinoidea, Fox sedge, is aptly named for its fox tail like seed head.   Fox sedge, is a tough versatile plant that lends itself well to most wetland restoration projects. Like Tussock sedge, Fox sedge has...


Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Common Name: Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush,  is one of the most important native shrubs for helping to preserve water quality and for enhancing wildlife habitat. The extensive fibrous root system of buttonbush pulls nutrie...


Ceratophyllum demersum

Ceratophyllum demersum

Common Name: Hornwort

Ceratophyllum demersum, Hornwort, is a native submergent plant with little or no roots anchoring it to the bottom. Instead it forms dense mats that float or are suspended in the water column that provide excellent cover for fish and young...


Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name: Northern sea oats

Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern sea oats.  Despite its name, Northern sea oats, has nothing to do with the sea.  Chasmanthium latifolium grows well in a variety of soils with varying moisture...


Chelone glabra

Chelone glabra

Common Name: White turtle head

Chelone glabra, White turtle head, is a deer resistant perennial perfect for shaded or woodland gardens with moist soil.  Striking white snapdragon like flowers are a great addition to the garden in late...


Cinna arundinacea

Cinna arundinacea

Common Name: Wood reedgrass

Cinna arundinacea, Wood reedgrass, is a strong competitor against Japanese stilt grass! The attractive Wood reedgrass grows well in fertile moist soil with light shade or dappled sunlight. Most growth occurs during the Summ...


Colocasia antiquorum 'Imperial'

Colocasia antiquorum 'Imperial'

Common Name: Imperial taro

Colocasia antiquorum 'Imperial', Imperial taro.  Whether you are designing a smaller container garden or a larger patio pond, the large bold leaves of the taro plant make it suitable as either a dramatic accent plant or it can be use...


Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Common Name: Black Magic Taro

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic', Black magic taro.  Whether you are designing a smaller container garden or a larger patio pond, the large bold leaves of the Black magic taro plant make it suitable as either a dramatic accent plant...


Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Common Name: Violet Stem Taro

Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii', Violet stem taro.  Whether you are designing a smaller container garden or a larger patio pond, the large bold leaves of the Violet stem taro plant make it suitable as either a dramatic accent plant ...


Crinum americanum

Crinum americanum

Common Name: Bog lily

Crinum americanum, also known as the Bog lily, is prized for its large white fragrant flowers with six long pedals that hang from the center of the blossom. Sometimes taking on a pink blush, the white flowers can reach up to 4" across sta...


Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius

Common Name: Umbrella plant

Cyperus alternifolius, Umbrella plant, commonly known as a member of the sedge family, this Cyperus species of water plant is grown for it's showy firework - like sprays of fronds with palm like aesthetics. Cyperus...


Cyperus alternifolius 'Nana'

Cyperus alternifolius 'Nana'

Common Name: Dwarf umbrella plant

Cyperus alternifolius ‘Nana’ - Dwarf umbrella plant is commonly known as a member of the sedge family.  The Cyperus species of water plants is grown for it's showy firework - like sprays of fronds and palm ...


Cyperus esculentus

Cyperus esculentus

Common Name: Nutsedge

Cyperus esculentus, Nutsedge, is often mistaken as a grass.  Nutsedge has light green to yellow shiny leaves which arise in groups of 3 from the base of the plant and taper gradually to a pointed tip.  The 3 sided stem...


Cyperus haspan

Cyperus haspan

Common Name: Dwarf papyrus

Cyperus haspan, Dwarf papyrus, is commonly known as a member of the sedge family.  The Cyperus species of water plants are grown for their showy firework - like sprays of fronds with almost palm like aesthetics. Cy...


Cyperus papyrus

Cyperus papyrus

Common Name: Giant papyrus

Cyperus papyrus, Giant papyrus, is commonly known as being a member of the sedge family.  The Cyperus species of water plants are grown for their showy firework-like sprays of fronds with palm like aesthetics. Cyperus papyrus,