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Probably Blue Hawaii taro/elephant ear, or cannas.
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This would be like asking "who's your favorite child?" I mean, every one has their day!
 
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Water Iris, Dwarf King Tut, Water Lilies, Arrowhead plant, and Elephant Ears…… I put these in order of ease of maintenance during the summer . The first two no problem….. the last three are a “PIA” …. They will take a pond over if you let them….. but worth the effort, big koi no Nitrates…. LoL
 

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In my pond itself it would be the waterlilies, because a pond doesn't feel right without them. but as far as wetland plants in general, my absolutely favorite is the Cardinal flower I have in my bog. Such a hummingbird magnet!

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i went crazy planting 5 cardinals this year and have only seen one hummingbird . the bird count is very low around here it's like covid effected them as well
 
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Spoke to soon as I'm sitting here at the pond three hummingbirds . I have all kinds of attractors 7 cardinal plants and purple loostrife that 8 feet tall.
And another hummingbird sweet
 
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Spoke to soon as I'm sitting here at the pond three hummingbirds . I have all kinds of attractors 7 cardinal plants and purple loostrife that 8 feet tall.
And another hummingbird sweet
If you build it they will come… They have great GPS. Once they fine you they will visit often!
 
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Love watching those little buggers. They almost defy gravity. They make for a great challange trying to get a pic of the with the wings stoped And clear and crisp
 
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Spoke to soon as I'm sitting here at the pond three hummingbirds . I have all kinds of attractors 7 cardinal plants and purple loostrife that 8 feet tall.
And another hummingbird sweet

7 cardinal plants.. i am clearly behind. I have 2 red, 1 pink and 2 purple cardinalis. I guess i need more to get more cardinalis. I have not seen one all year. I even have an obedient plant and a big hibiscus.
 
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Love watching those little buggers. They almost defy gravity. They make for a great challange trying to get a pic of the with the wings stoped And clear and crisp
Yup! All conditions & lighting must be just right, and then you still (at least in my case! lol) have to throw in a whole lotta dumb luck, but when it all comes together, it's pretty amazing!
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