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Plant Category: Aquatic Plant
These are plants that grow with at least their base in the water. Include: emergent plants rooted in the sediment at the water edge with stems rising above the water; floating rooted plants rooted in the sediment and sending leaves to the surface; freely floating plants not rooted and float at or below the surface; submergent plants rooted in the sediment and growing within the water column. Also see our Aquatic Plants Page for more information.
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Carex albula Frosty Curls Hair Sedge - Evergreen grass-like plant to 8-12 inches tall. Reseeds about in the garden. Full to part sun. Water regularly. Hardy to 0-10 degrees F. 
Carex buchananii Curly Top Sedge - Evergreen grass-like plant with red-brown erect foliage to 2 feet tall. Sun/light Shade. Water regularly. Hardy to <15 degrees F. 
Carex divulsa [C. tumulicola, Hort.] European Grey Sedge - Evergreen grass-like plant to 2' wide x18" tall '. Brown flower in spring. Sun/Shade. Regular to occasional watering. Hardy <0 degrees F. 
Carex elata 'Bowles Golden' Golden Variegated Sedge - Semi-evergreen sedge with bright yellow foliage. Color fades later in season. Part sun. Keep moist. 2'x3'. Hardy to <15 degrees F 
Carex harfordii 'Tunitas Creek' Harford's Sedge - Evergreen grass-like plant to 18' tall by as wide. Green flower in spring. Sun/Shade. Regular to occasional watering. Hardy 10 degrees F. 
Carex 'Ice Dance' Ice Dance Sedge - Slowly spreading sedge to 12-15" tall with white margined green leaves. Full sun (coastal) to shade. Water regularly. Hardy <0 F. 
Carex oshimensis Everest ['CarFit01'] PP20,955 White Variegated Japanese Sedge - Clumping, evergreen sedge to 1' tall & wide w/white margined llvs. Cool sun to shade. Well drained moist soil. Hardy to 0 F. Propagation Prohibited. 
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' Variegated Japanese Sedge - Clumping, evergreen sedge, w/green leave variegated down the middle w/cream white. Likes shady, moist areas. 1-2 ft tall.Hardy to 0-20 degrees F. 
Carex spissa San Diego Sedge - Evergreen grass-like plant with long silver gray strap leaves to 3-4' tall. Medium water needs. Sun/Light Shade. Hardy to <0 degrees F. 
Carex testacea Orange Sedge - Evergreen grass-like plant to 18" tall with orange-green fine foliage. Short lived but reseeds. Full sun. Regular water. Hardy to <15 degrees F. 
Carex 'The Beatles' The Beatles Sedge - Evergreen grass-like plant to 3-6" tall x1-2' tall Gold-brown flwers spring-summer. Cool sun/shade.Regular to occasional watering. Hardy to 0 F. 
Carex tumulicola Foothill Sedge - Evergreen grass-like plant to 18' wide x 8-12" tall. Brown flower in spring. Sun/Shade. Regular to occasional watering. Hardy 10 degrees F. 
Chondropetalum elephantinum Large Cape Rush - Evergreen. Full/Light Sun. Low water needs. Brown flowers in summer-fall. 4-5' tall. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F. [ Elegia elephantina] 
Chondropetalum tectorum Small Cape Rush - Evergreen. Full/Light Sun. Low water needs. Brown flowers in summer-fall. 2-3' tall. 20-25 degrees F. Large form reclassified as C. elephantinum. 
Chondropetalum tectorum 'El Campo' Small Cape Rush - Upright 2-3' tall evergreen grass-like plant w/brown jointed stems and brown flwrs summer-fall. Full/part sun. Low water needs. Hardy to 20 F. 
Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' Black Taro - Dusty charcoal, black leaves on dark burgundy stems. Excellent for the tropical, aquatic garden. Sun or part shade. 5 ft. tall. Root hardy to 0 F 
Colocasia esculenta 'Black Runner' Black Taro - Dusty charcoal-black leaves on dark burgundy stems. Spreads by runners. Excellent for tropical, aquatic garden. Sun/ part shade. 4 ft. tall. 15-20 F 
Colocasia esculenta 'Chicago Harlequin' Taro - Aquatic. Large leaves variegated light and dark green. Cream stripes on stems. Cold hardy but winter dormant. 
Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii' Black Taro - Aquatic perennial 4-6' tall w/black petioled dark green lvs. Full (coastal) to part sun. Saturated soil to 12" deep in water. Hardy to 30-32F. 
Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris' Imperial Taro - Dramatic perennial 3-6' tall with dark purple leaves w/ green veins. Hardy to mid 20's. Evergreen in frost free areas. Reg. water. Perfect for ponds. 
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