Pond Plants

Floating Water Plants

Floating Water Plants

Floating water plants are the ultimate in easy care water gardening. Floating plants simply float effortlessly in the pond creating shade, protection, and filteration to your pond. There are many types of floating plants although some are very invasive and need to be maintained and trimmed. Water Hyacinth are well known for their...
Lotus

Lotus

A pond filled Lotus plants is a spectacular sight. Lotus plants begin to sprout and grown several weeks later than waterlilies, often not until July or August when the water begins to warm up; they should not be placed outdoors until the water reaches 65 degrees. Lotus are best contained in pots that prevent the tubers from runnning rampant...
Shallow Water Plants

Shallow Water Plants

Shallow water plants or Marginal plants grow and thrive at the edge of the pond or in the waterfall. They prefer to have their roots or their crowns in water, but their foliage for the most part above soil and water. Some marginals grow best only in soil that is wet, but not submerged. There is an endless number of marginal plants available to...
Submerged Plants

Submerged Plants

Submerged water plants can often times be a great asset to a pond as they help with water quility as well as clarity. Submerged plants help filter unwanted nutrients and add important oxygen to the water durning the day. Underwater plants are referred to as "oxygenators" because they add oxygen to the pond (only durning the day). At night these...
Water Lilies

Water Lilies

Waterliles are the color palette of the pond. There are two main classifications of waterlilies; Hardy and Tropical. Hardy Waterliles are day blooming. The leaves of a Hardy Waterlily are roundish and smooth-edged and reach from 1-12" wide. They are mostly a solid hue although a few are green with brown or dark purple markings. The leaves...