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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Sabatia kennedyana

Sabatia kennedyana

Common Name: Marsh pink

Sabatia kennedyana, Marsh pink, in it's specialized habitat, forms rhizomatous colonies along shores of ponds in the NE coastal plains. The warm sweet scent of the 1 - 2" flowers is very inviting as it lingers in the air.  Pink,...


Sagittaria australis 'Benni'

Sagittaria australis 'Benni'

Common Name: Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings™ is a selection of a native Arrowhead (Sagittaria). There are many types of Arrowhead, but none like this! It was Developed by Aquascapes Unlimited, Inc. and chosen for its fine, green veins over bronzy-red fol...


Sagittaria graminea 'Crushed Ice'

Sagittaria graminea 'Crushed Ice'

Common Name: Crushed Ice

The foliage of Crushed Ice has an intriguing dramatic effect of green and yellow stippled leaves. The arrow-shaped long thin foliage grows to 2' tall above the water line in partial sun to partial shade with small white flowers in mid summer.

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Sagittaria japonica

Sagittaria japonica

Common Name: Double Arrowhead

Hardy in zones 6-8, Double Arrowhead grows 1-2' tall in full sun to part shade. It is grown mostly as a foliage plant because of its bold arrow shaped leaves which are a adorned with double white flowers. Forming starchy "Duck Pota...


Sagittaria latifolia

Sagittaria latifolia

Common Name: Duck Potato

Sagittaria latifolia, Duck potato, is a vigorous aquatic perennial that typically grows 2-4’ tall. Known for its arrowhead-shaped leaves, Sagittaria latifolia commonly grows submerged in shallow water or out of water on ...


Sagittaria montevidensis

Sagittaria montevidensis

Common Name: Aztec Arrowhead
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Sagittaria rigida

Sagittaria rigida

Common Name: Grass Leaf Arrowhead

Sagittaria rigida, Grass Leaf Arrowhead, is found in swamps, bogs, marshes, and shallow waters in both mud and sandy soils. The arrow-shaped long thin foliage grows to 2' tall above the water line in sun to partial shade with small...


Sarracenia alata

Sarracenia alata

Common Name: Pale Pitcher

The Pale Pitcher Plants range is from eastern Texas across southern Louisiana to the extreme western edge of the Florida panhandle. S. alata emerges first with numerous pale creamy yellow flowers on thin stems reaching 9-10” in heig...


Sarracenia flava

Sarracenia flava

Common Name: Yellow Pitcher

The Yellow Pitcher Plants range is form southeastern Alabama across northern Florida and up the Atlantic coastal plain to Southern Virginia. S. flava is one of the tallest species of pitcher plants reaching almost 3’. The Yellow Pit...


Sarracenia leucophylla

Sarracenia leucophylla

Common Name: White Trumpet

The White Trumpet Pitcher Plants range extends form the southeastern corner of Mississippi across the Florida panhandle and into Southwest Georgia. S. leucophylla is one of the taller pitcher plants with foliage reaching almost 3’. ...


Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnock'

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnock'

Common Name: 'Tarnock'

S. leucophylla 'Tarnok'  like it's parentage is at home in the SE United States and is most common to the Florida Panhandle and southernmost Alabama.  Reaching a height of up to 3' what sets the 'Tarnok' apart is the gorgeous la...


Sarracenia minor

Sarracenia minor

Common Name: Hooded Pitcher

The Hooded Pitcher Plants range extends from deep southern Florida north and west to the panhandle and north to southern North Carolina. Most notably the 8-16” pitchers of S. minor have pronounced translucent windows on the back of ...


Sarracenia psittacina

Sarracenia psittacina

Common Name: Parrot Pitcher

The Parrot Pitchers range extends form far eastern Louisiana across the Florida panhandle and north to the southern tip of South Carolina. S. psittacina is often found growing in very wet often submerged sites in its native range. The cur...


Sarracenia purpurea

Sarracenia purpurea

Common Name: Purple Pitcher

S. purpurea, purple pitcher plant.  The widest ranging and most well recognized of the pitchers.  The purple pitcher plant is native in Canada, the Great Lakes and the eastern seaboard to southern New Jersey.  Little chance...


Sarracenia rubra

Sarracenia rubra

Common Name: Sweet Pitcher

S. rubra, sweet pitcherplant, is native to the bogs and shrubby pocosins in the coastal plain from N. Carolina to the western Florida Panhandle.  Very fragrant bright to deep red flowers stand above  slender clump forming pitche...


Sarracenia x 'Dana's Delight'

Sarracenia x 'Dana's Delight'

Common Name: 'Dana's Delight'

S. leucophylla x 'Dana's Delight'  created by Mark Edwards of new Zealand and propagated by Kim Magnusson in Hawaii is a showy hybrid pitcher up to 3' tall.  A bright green and pink pitcher lead up to a hood that is a deep pink ...


Sarracenia x 'Judith Hindle'

Sarracenia x 'Judith Hindle'

Common Name: 'Judith Hindle'
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Sarracenia x 'Scarlet Belle'

Sarracenia x 'Scarlet Belle'

Common Name: 'Scarlet Belle'

S. 'Scarlet belle' is a cultivar of a naturally occurring hybrid of (S. leucophylla x  psittacina)  x  (S. leucophylla x wrigleyana) and is a superior cultivar. Distinctly different from other pitchers with it's intense scarlet...


Sarracenia x 'Farnhamii'

Sarracenia x 'Farnhamii'

Common Name: Sarracenia x 'Farnhamii'
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Sarracenia x 'Hollandia' (leuco hybrid)

Sarracenia x 'Hollandia' (leuco hybrid)

Common Name: Sarracenia x 'Hollandia'
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Sarracenia x 'Stevensii'

Sarracenia x 'Stevensii'

Common Name: Sarracenia x 'Stevensii'
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Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Doodle Bug'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Doodle Bug'

Common Name: 'Doodle Bug'

S. 'Doodlebug'  is a hybrid of S. alabamensis x  psittacina.  One of several complex hybrids developed at the Univ. of North Carolina, 'Doodlebug,' has a compact habit 6-8" and freely forms many colorful p...


Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Lady Bug'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Lady Bug'

Common Name: 'Lady Bug'

S. 'Ladybug'  is one of several complex hybrids developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina.  Parentage Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea x minor, 'Ladybug,' is known for it's free forming of short stock...


Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Love Bug'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Love Bug'

Common Name: 'Love Bug'

S. 'Lovebug'  is one of several complex hybrids developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina.  Parentage (Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea x minor x [Sarracenia purpurea x Sarracenia  x jonesii] 'Lovebug,' h...


Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Mardi Gras'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Mardi Gras'

Common Name: 'Mardi Gras'

S. 'Mardi Gras'  is one festive cultivar of several complex hybrids developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina.  Parentage  (Sarracenia leucophylla x  purpurea) x (Sarracenia leucophylla x  psitt...


Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Red Bug'

Sarracenia x UNC Hybrid 'Red Bug'

Common Name: 'Red Bug'

S. 'Redbug'  is one of several dwarf cultivars developed by Larry Mellichamp at the Univ. of North Carolina, 'Redbug,'.  It's parentage is  (Sarracenia rubra ssp. wherryi × Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra).   'Re...


Sarracenia purpurea ssp.'Venosa'

Sarracenia purpurea ssp.'Venosa'

Common Name: Sarracenia purpurea ssp.'Venosa'
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Sarracenia x 'Amber Rays' (seedlings)

Sarracenia x 'Amber Rays' (seedlings)

Common Name: Sarracenia oreophylla x purpurea
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Sarracenia x 'Candy Stripe' x leuco

Sarracenia x 'Candy Stripe' x leuco

Common Name: Sarracenia leuco x 'Candy Stripe'
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Sarracenia x 'Flys Demise' (seedlings)

Sarracenia x 'Flys Demise' (seedlings)

Common Name: Sarracenia UNC Hybrid S. 'Flys Demise'
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Sarracenia x 'Purpetrator' (AU hybrid)

Sarracenia x 'Purpetrator' (AU hybrid)

Common Name: Sarracenia purpurea x
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Sarracenia x (oreo x leuco)

Sarracenia x (oreo x leuco)

Common Name: Sarracenia oreo x leuco
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Sarracenia x (readii x moorei)

Sarracenia x (readii x moorei)

Common Name: Sarracenia (leuco x rubra j) (lxf)
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Sarracenia x areolata

Sarracenia x areolata

Common Name: Sarracenia leucophylla x alata
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Sarracenia x excellens

Sarracenia x excellens

Common Name: Sarracenia leucophylla x minor

S. x excellens is a  naturally occurring hybrid.  Parentage  (S. leucophylla x minor).   A beautifully rounded monk like hood with ruffle.  Green pitchers with red venation over white windows deepen ...


Sarracenia x moorei (flava x leucophylla)

Sarracenia x moorei (flava x leucophylla)

Common Name: Sarracenia flava x leucophylla

S. x moorei is a natural hybrid of (S. flava x  leucophylla). A pale green pitcher with light red venation over white hood.  S. moorei is a very tall at 24" - 30".  Pitchers have a pronounced deep red thro...


Sarracenia x readei (leuco x rubra jonsii) All Green

Sarracenia x readei (leuco x rubra jonsii) All Green

Common Name: Sarracenia leuco x rubra

S. readei parentage (S. rubra x  leucophylla).  Found in the wild, S. readei, is a native perennial hybrid.   Lacking anthocyanin,  color pigment, our S. readei has all green narrow ...


Sarracenia x readii (leuco x rubra jonsii)

Sarracenia x readii (leuco x rubra jonsii)

Common Name: Sarracenia leuco x rubra
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Sarracenia x swaniana

Sarracenia x swaniana

Common Name: Sarracenia purpurea x minor

S. Swaniana, parentage (S. purpurea x minor).  One of the rarest natural hybrids!  S. swaniana has gorgeous deep pink-red coloration on decumbent compact pitchers 8-10".  This is a great cross for a s...


Saururus cernuus

Saururus cernuus

Common Name: Lizard's Tail

Saururus cernuus, Lizard's Tail, is a colonizing perennial with fibrous rhizomes which grows along the edges of ponds, swamps and marshes in sun to part shade. The distinctive heart shaped leaves grow above the water...


Saururus chinensis

Saururus chinensis

Common Name: Chinese Lizard's Tail

The distinctive glossy heart-shaped leaves grow above the water 2-4' tall depending on light conditions. Held above splotchy variegated white & green upper leaves, the curved raceme of the flower is lined with many small fragra...


Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name: Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem, is a warm season, clump forming plant which prefers full sun and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Its green foliage grows 4' tall and flowers from July to September. The purplish/...


Schoenoplectus acutus* acutus

Schoenoplectus acutus* acutus

Common Name: Hard Stem Bulrush

Schoenoplectus acutus, Hard Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies that provide wonderful cover for waterfowl ...


Schoenoplectus fluviatilis* fluviatilis

Schoenoplectus fluviatilis* fluviatilis

Common Name: River Bulrush

Schoenoplectus fluviatilis, River Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms very large colonies rather quickly. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August.  Schoenoplect...


Scirpus acutus

Scirpus acutus

Common Name: Hard Stem Bulrush

Scirpus acutus, Hard Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies that provide wonderful cover for waterfowl and spawning fish.  Scirpus acutus will grow from 0-1’ of water and is used to stabilize pond...


Scirpus albescens

Scirpus albescens

Common Name: White Bulrush

This strikingly tall white form of Bulrush makes for an excellent focal point against a dark backdrop of evergreens. Growing 4-5' tall on a strong rhizome with the  capability of forming a handsome colony. Hardy in zone 5-9, W...


Scirpus americanus

Scirpus americanus

Common Name: Three Square Rush

Scirpus americanus, Three Square Rush, is a rhizomatous species that forms loose colonies growing 3-4’ tall. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Three Square Rush provides exce...


Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens

Common Name: Green Bulrush

Scirpus atrovirens, Green Bulrush, is a broad leaf rush common to wet meadows and swales.  Scirpus atrovirens thrives in full sun to partial and blooms from mid June to late July with attractive dark brown almost black inflorescence. Gre...


Scirpus cyperinus

Scirpus cyperinus

Common Name: Woolgrass

Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass, gets its name from its fluffy ornamental inflorescence which stands at 4-5’and blooms from late July to early September.  Scirpus cyperinus is a clump forming fine textured broad leaf rush that is common in...


Scirpus fluviatilis

Scirpus fluviatilis

Common Name: River Bulrush

Scirpus fluviatilis, River Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms very large colonies rather quickly. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August.  Scirpus fluviatilis prov...


Scirpus tabermontanii

Scirpus tabermontanii

Common Name: Soft Stem Bulrush

Scirpus tabermontanii, Soft Stem Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms dense colonies and provides excellent cover for waterfowl and spawning fish. It grows 4-5’ tall and blooms in June-July.  Scirpus tabermontanii is common...


Scirpus zebrinus

Scirpus zebrinus

Common Name: Zebra Rush

A strikingly tall horizontally white & green banded form of bulrush makes for a lovely accent against a dark backdrop of evergreens. Hardy in zone 5-9, Zebra Rush is suitable for larger water or as an accent on its own in a con...


Scirpus americanus* americanus

Scirpus americanus* americanus

Common Name: Three Square Rush

Scirpus americanus, Three Square Rush, is a rhizomatous species that forms loose colonies growing 3-4’ tall. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Three Square Rush provides...


Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Common Name: Blue Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Blue-Eyed Grass,  grows in moist, well-drained soil in damp open woods, slopes, and along stream banks in full sun to part shade. Despite its grass-like foliage, the Blue-Eyed Grass belongs to the i...


Solidago rugosa

Solidago rugosa

Common Name: Wrinkled Leaf Goldenrod

Solidago rugosa, Wrinkled Leaf Goldenrod, is a spectacular member of the Aster family.  Wrinkled Leaf Goldenrod explodes with yellow color to bring a naturalized brilliance to any wetland restoration project. Th...


Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans

Common Name: Indiangrass

Sorghastrum nutans, Indiangrass, is widely used in large scale roadside plantings, revegetation projects, prairie restorations, and many different types of erosion control projects because it grows well on disturbed sites and produ...


Sparganium americanum

Sparganium americanum

Common Name: Lesser bur-reed

Sparganium americanum, Lesser bur-reed, is one of several native species of this distinctive native plant. Though looking like grasses or sedges, they are neither, being in their own family (Sparganiaceae). Sparganium american...


Sparganium eurycarpum

Sparganium eurycarpum

Common Name: Greater Bur-Reed

Not only are Sparganium eurycarpum, Greater bur-reed, good for providing food and habitat for wildlife, these plants are also extremely useful for improving and maintaining water quality by absorbing nutrients and st...


Spiranthes oderata

Spiranthes oderata

Common Name: Ladies tress orchid

Spiranthes odorata, Ladies tress orchid, is a must for that shady boggy spot in the garden.  White bell shaped flowers with ruffled petals spiral up 12-18" stems on this exotic beauty late summer into early fall.   Leaves a...


Symphotrichum novi-belgii* novi-belgii

Symphotrichum novi-belgii* novi-belgii

Common Name: New York Aster

Symphotrichum novi-belgii, New york Aster, with slightly smaller blue flowers than New England Aster, thrives in a more permanently moist habitat. Symphotrichum novi-belgii is a deer resistant PA rare plant that spreads s...


Symphotrichum puniceum* puniceum

Symphotrichum puniceum* puniceum

Common Name: Purplestem Aster

Symphotrichum puniceum, Purplestem Aster, is a common naturalizer of wetlands, stream banks and moist meadows.  Purplestem Aster bares pale blue to pink flowers from mid August through October. Deer resistant an...


Symphotrychum novae-angliae* novae-angliae

Symphotrychum novae-angliae* novae-angliae

Common Name: New England Aster

Symphotrychum novae-angliae, New england Aster, is one of the most attractive and common asters that thrives in moist full sun meadows. From mid August through October, New England Aster produces numerous flowers ranging in color from pale la...