What can I grow successfully on the shallow edge of the pond?

We have a pond that slopes to a shallow edge. We'd like to grow something other than cattails. What would grow well there?
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Quite a few plants tolerate shallow, standing water. Check at your local nursery or water garden supply store for some of the following plants.

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Zones

Bald cypress

Taxodium distichum

5-10

Bowles' Golden sedge

Carex elata 'Bowles' Golden'

5-9

Dwarf papyrus

Cyperus profiler

9-10

Fragrant water lily

Nymphaea odorata

3-8

Giant reed

Arundo donax

7-10

Japanese iris

Iris ensata

4-9

Japanese sweet flag

Acorus gramineus

8-9

Marsh marigold

Caltha palustrus

4-7

Sacred lotus

Nelumbo nucifera

8-10

Soft rush

Juncus effusus

6-9

Taro

Colocasia esculenta

10-11

Yellow flag

Iris pseudacorus

5-9


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