Frog Pond

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.

Key:

Frog pond
  1. Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  2. Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta)
  3. Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  4. Foxglove Beard Tongue (Penstemon digitalis)
  5. Cliff Goldenrod (Solidago drummondii)
  6. Pickerel Plant (Pontederia cordata)
  7. Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis)
  8. Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)
  9. Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)
  10. Shining Blue Star (Amsonia illustris)
  11. American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
  12. Golden Ragwort (Senecio aureus)
  13. Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus)
  14. Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  15. Copper Iris (Iris fulva)
  16. Water Canna (Thalia dealbata)

These natives also flourish in boggy, damp areas or areas with heavy, wet and clay soils where many other species cannot survive. Your Frog Pond can me made with a pre-formed sheet liner, but a pond with a simple clay bottom will allow amphibians to over-winter.