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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 Feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Lizard's Tail
  • Water Dragon
  • Swamp Lily
  • Lizard-Tail

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Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-07-12
Growing in my Pond
Location: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Pinehurst, NC (Visitor center)
Date: May 18, 2023
Lizard's tale #454; RAB p. 356, 50-1-1; AG p. 446, 92-1-1, "Greek
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-07-12
Growing in my Pond
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-07-12
Growing in my Pond

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-07-12
Growing in my Pond
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Location: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Pinehurst, NC (Visitor center)
Date: May 18, 2023
Lizard's tale #454; RAB p. 356, 50-1-1; AG p. 446, 92-1-1, "Greek

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: NC| June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-14
Location: near Smyrna, Delaware
Date: 2017-06-20
plant in naturalisitic landscape

Date: 2010-10-12
Great pond or bog plant, but rapid grower.

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-07-12
Growing in my Pond
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2015-07-12
Growing in my Pond
Location: near Smyrna, Delaware
Date: 2017-06-20
close-up of plant in naturalistic landscape near pond
Location: Philadelphia Flower Show in Philadelphia, PA
Date: 2018-03-08
in pot in water in Piedmont display
Location: My house Nacogdoches, Tx
Date: Summer
Location: My house Nacogdoches, Tx
Date: Summer

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-05-31
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-05-31
Planted with Iris Versicolor
Location:  
Date: 2016-06-19
Photo by ShadyGreenThumb
Photo by ShadyGreenThumb
Location: Botanical Garden KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
photo credit: H. Zell
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 2, 2018 8:08 PM concerning plant:
    The American Lizard's-Tail grows wild in swamps and into shallow water from southwest Quebec through southern Ontario into Minnesota to Kansas into Texas to southern Florida. It can be bought from some aquatic plant nurseries for a nice bog or water garden.
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