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Plant Library - Port Kells Nurseries Plant Database Plant Library

Our online Plant Database currently includes more than 1500 listings. In time, we plan to add more and more plants into our online database. Until then you'll just have to visit Port Kells Nurseries to see what other plant treasures we have in store for you.

We do not ship plants. Plant purchases can only be made in person at the nursery.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee that all plants will be in stock at our nursery at all times.

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Sweet Flag Grass - Grassy Leaved Sweet Flag Grass

Clumping cool season grass. Features iris-like tufts of narrow, grass-like, variegated leaf blades which are striped with yellow and green

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Alisma parviflora

Water Baby's breath

A hardy bog plant with rounded leaves and pinkish flowers that rise above the foliage in the spring

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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

Reed Grass - Variegated Feather Reed Grass

Clumping cool season semi-evergreen grass. A nice variation to the traditional Feather Reed Grass,

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Caltha palustris

Marigold - Marsh Marigold

Is a mounded perennial with thick stems broadly heart-shaped leaves

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Caltha palustris 'Multiplex'

Marigold - Double Flowering Marsh Marigold

Beautiful dwarf plant with double yellow flowers

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Canna 'Australis'

Canna -Bronze Water Canna

Velvety deep red blooms with burgundy/bronze leaves.

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Canna 'Phasion'

Canna - Tropicanna Canna

Spring leaves emerge an intense purple and are soon striped with green, yellow, pink, and red

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Canna generalis 'Pink Sunburst'

Canna - Pink Sunburst Canna

A very showy dwarf Canna

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Canna generalis 'Pretoria'

Canna - Bengal Tiger Canna

Variegated foliage, light green and cream striped leaves.

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Canna x generalis Black Knight

Canna - Black Knight Canna

Marginal plant. Produces Red blooms on long flower spikes

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Carex buchananii

Sedge Grass - Leather Leaf Sedge Grass

Clumping cool season evergreen grass. Plants form upright clumps of very fine, hair-like red-brown leaves.

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Carex elata 'Aurea'

Sedge Grass - Bowles Golden Sedge Grass

Clumping cool season evergreen grass. Very bright and upright gold arching foliage with a green edge.

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Carex morrowii 'Ice Ballet'

Sedge Grass - Ice Ballet Variegated Sedge Grass

Cool season evergreen perennial. Has an upright, arching habit.

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Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Sedge Grass - Ice Dance Sedge Grass

Clumping cool season evergreen grass, A dense, spreading sedge grown for its foliage that has creamy-white margins and dark green centers.

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Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'

Sedge Grass - Dwarf Palm Sedge Grass

Clumping cool season grass. Thin, bright green, grassy leaves that branch at the tips resemble miniature palms.

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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Taro - Black Magic Elephant Ear Taro

Grown for its huge heart-shaped leaves that add drama

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Colocasia esculenta 'Blue Hawaii'

Taro - Blue Hawaii Taro

Has large green leaves with prominent bluish-purple veins

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Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Taro - Violet Stem Taro

Shiny green heart-shaped leaves on dark purple (almost black) stalks.

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Cyperus alternifolius

Papyrus - Umbrella Papyrus

Has long and slender green stems, at the end of which grows a spiral of dark green leaves.

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Cyperus haspen 'Viviparous'

Papyrus - Dwarf Papyrus

A true papyrus, it has green, three-angled, soft, leafless stems

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Cyperus percamenthus

Papyrus -Giant Dwarf Papyrus

has the large brush-like heads of the giant species but remains small

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Eichhornia crassipes

Water Hyacinth

It is a floating plant that forms dense mats, sometimes rooting in the mud.

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Equisetum japonica

Barred Horse Tail

The evergreen stems have dark coloured joints at regular

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Joe-Pye Weed

It is a clumping perennial with a whorled leaf arrangement

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Filipendula produce showy fragrant frothy clusters of flowers in early or mid-summer.

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Filipendula ulmaria 'Variegata'

Variegated Meadowsweet

Plants have variegated leaves with pale yellow stripes or blotches

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Hibiscus moscheutus

Rose Mallow - Swamp Rose Mallow

Leaves are large, and either triangle or heart-shaped

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Hippuris vulgaris

Mares Tail

Hardy and very vigorous, this oxygenator produces strong underground rhizomes

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Chameleon Plant

Variegated red, green and yellow foliage with the smell of orange peel when crushed and small white flowers.

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Hydrocharis morsus-ranae


A miniature floating plant with smooth shiny green heart-shaped leaves

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Hydrocotyle vulgaris

Marsh Pennywort

It is a creeping, aquatic perennial with rounded scalloped green leaves

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Isolepis cernua

Fiber Optic Grass

Clumping cool season grass. Forms a wig-like mound of narrow green, hairlike foliage with an arching habit.

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Juncus effusus f. 'Spiralis'

Rush - Curly Corkscrew Rush

Clumping evergreen grass. Forms an irregular mound of curling twisted cylindrical leafless

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Juncus ensifolius 'Starhead'

Rush - Starhead Swordleaf Rush

Compact variety displays green, broad-leafed foliage and long-lasting, dark green star-shaped seed heads.

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Juncus junco 'Twisted Arrows'

Rush - Twisted Arrows Fuseables Grass

Twisted Arrows is two different species of Juncus that are co-mingled into one multi-seed pellet to deliver a dual effect

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Lindernia grandiflora

Moneywort - Blue Moneywort

A low growing spreading perennial or pond marginal plant.

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Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

Its glossy dark green, slightly toothed leaves and stems have a purplish tint.

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Lobelia syphilitica

Lobelia - Great Blue Lobelia

Great Blue Lobelia is an herbaceous perennial that grows in nice clumps.

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Lysimachia clethroides

Gooseneck, Loosestrife

A clump forming perennial with tall green stems.

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Lysimachia congestiflora

Creeping Jenny

The up facing cup-shaped flowers cluster at the stem tips above ruffs of tightly bunched oval leaves

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Lysimachia numularia 'aurea'

Creeping Jenny - Yellow Creeping Jenny

vigorous and sometimes invasive carpeting perennial.

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Myriophyllum aquatica

Parrots Feather

Features bright green fern-like foliage that floats across the water

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Myriophyllum brasiliensis

Red Stemmed Parrot Feather

A red-stemmed foliage that grows up out of the water with brilliant color

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Nymphaea 'Attraction'

Waterlily - Attraction Waterlily

The hardy waterlily is free-flowering with broadly-ovate leaves

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Nymphaea 'Perry's Fire Opal'

Waterlily - Perrys Fire Opal Waterlily

This hardy waterlily is free-flowering with Rich fragrant

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Pistia stratoides

Water Lettuce

A free-floating plant with lots of spongy, light green leaves.

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Rumex sanguineus

Bloody Dock, Ornamental Sorrel

Plants form a low clump of large spinach-like leaves, dark green with a deep beet-red pattern of veins,

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Sagittaria latifolia

Broadleaf Arrowhead

It is noted for its arrow shaped leaves and white flowers in

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Salvinia minima

Water Fern, Water Spangles

It is a small free-floating plant that grows in cluster. Is rootless but the dissected

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Sarracenia 'Dana's Delight'

Pitcher Plant - Dana's Delight Pitcher Plant

Producing slender pitchers over two feet tall with ruffled red and white hoods.

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