The plant grows between 2 to 4 feet and can grow in the sun or part shade. It grows along ponds, swamps, marshes, and streams in zones 5 to 11. It produces a fragrant white flower from June to September. It is deer resistant and the bees enjoy the nectar from the flowers. This plant spreads by rhizomes and needs to be growing in shallow water up to 6 inches deep around a pond, lake, river or it can be grown in a container water garden.
This is a striking plant to see and much nicer than common green leafed Lizard's Tail. This may be a plant that I add to my water garden just for the striking foliage.
I started a new project in the garden today with the help of my husband. We are building stairs down the slope to the garden. The stairs will make it easier to go up and down from the lower garden. Check back on our progress!