Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Photo: Scott Woodbury
If you want a perennial water feature, you might install a small Frog Pond edged with dazzling Cardinal Flower, Blue Lobelia, Pickerel Plant and Wild Canna. A fringe of Tussock Sedge and Southern Blue Flag completes the design.
- Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
- Brown Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)
- Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra)
- Rose Mallow (Hibiscus lasioparpos)
- Cliff Goldenrod (Solidago drummondii)
- Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)
- Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)
- Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis)
- Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)
- Shining Blue Star (Amsonia illustris)
- American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
- Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
- Copper Iris (Iris fulva)
- Water Canna (Thalia dealbata)
- Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)
- Arrow Arum (Peltandra virginica)
- Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
- Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Pond has a natural soil bottom.
The shallow gravel area should gently slope into the pond, providing a place for people to walk up to and step into the water.
Do not add fish to the pond because they eat tadpoles and frogs.
Consult local ordinances or regulations regarding any potential fencing that may be required around the pond.