Shade Tolerant Plants – Pre-Order


This item will be released May 13, 2024.

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No Sun No Worries! A shaded water feature is great for a lot of things. Less algae, cool breezes, and a perfect outdoor seating area to name a few. But it can be difficult to find the right plants for your shady space. This is a collection of some of our shade tolerant plants that would work in your shady paradise. Monkey Flower has dark green foliage and maroon stems, even when it’s not blooming it will still look beautiful! But when it does bloom man on man are those flowers wonderful! The snapdragon shaped blooms are unique and eye-catching and flowers vary from blue to lavender to violet. AND they attract pollinators!  Native Lizard’s Tail is a great marginal plant as it easily fills in cracks and crevices in your water feature. The glossy green foliage will make your pond pop! The name lizard’s tail comes from its unique white blooms that resemble the tail of a lizard. Teacup Taro is a whimsical and unique plant as well! The leaves form a cup-like shape that fills with water as it rains. Once collecting the water it pours it out like high tea! SO COOL!  Giant Papyrus has triangle shaped stems that erupt into a firework like display on top. Originally used to create paper in ancient Egypt, Giant Papyrus is still amazing to us now. Lastly is Joey Tomocik which is a shade tolerant water lily. As long as the lily has around 3 hours of sun you’ll still receive those sunshine yellow colored blooms of Joey Tomocik which is a FEAT!  

This Bundle Includes:

(1) Monkey Flower Shallow Water Plant

(1) Native Lizard’s Tail Shallow Water Plant

(1) Teacup Taro Shallow Water Plant

(1) Giant Papyrus Shallow Water Plant

(1) Joey Tomocik Water Lily


Monkey Flower Shallow Water Plant

  • Common name: Monkey flower 
  • Botanical name: Mimulus ringens 
  • Bloom color: blue, pink, lavender 
  • Bloom width: 1 inch
  • Bloom time: June – September
  • Flower type: tubular
  • Recommended Pot-Size: 6 – 10 inches 
  • Plant height: 12 – 36 inches
  • Plant spread: up to 12 inches 
  • Water depth: 2 inches
  • Light requirements: Part Shade 
  • USDA hardiness zones: 3 – 8
Native Lizard’s Tail Shallow Water Plant

  • Common names: Lizard’s tail, water dragon, breastweed
  • Botanical name: Saururus cernuus
  • Bloom color: White
  • Bloom time: June-Sept.
  • Plant height: 1-3 ft
  • Plant spread: 1-3 ft
  • Light requirements: Part sun to full shade
  • USDA hardiness zones: 3-9
  • Water depth: 2-6 in. 


Teacup Taro Shallow Water Plant

  • Common name: Teacup Taro 
  • Botanical name: Colocasia Esculenta 
  • Bloom color: Grown for its foliage, foliage is dark green with purple stems. 
  • Bloom time: This plant is grown for its foliage, it does well outdoors from Summer to early fall.
  • Plant height: 4’-6’
  • Plant spread: 2’-3’
  • Light requirements: Part sun to part shade 
  • Water depth: Up to 6”
  • USDA hardiness zones: 7-10


Giant Papyrus Shallow Water Plant

  • Common name: Giant Papyrus
  • Botanical name: Cyperus Papyrus
  • Bloom color: Greenish-Brown
  • Bloom time: Summer
  • Plant height: 5’-12’
  • Plant spread: 2’-5’
  • Light requirements: Full to part sun
  • Water depth: Up to 6”
  • USDA hardiness zones: 9-12
Joey Tomocik Water Lily

  • Cultivar name: Nymphaea ‘Joey Tomocik’
  • Flower color: Yellow
  • Bloom size: 4 – 6”
  • Bloom time: Spring/Summer
  • Plant spread: 4 – 5’
  • Water depth: 6 – 24”. 
  • Light requirement: Full sun to part shade
  • USDA hardiness zone: 3 – 11

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.

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