Gallery of Water Plants
A beautiful addition
to any pond. Perennials and frost tolerant.
normally float on the water surface. Most require 5-6 hours of direct
sunlight. They also require still water depths of 6-18". Cover 60% - 70% of
your ponds surface with water lilies as part of your balanced pond formula.
My Personal Favorite,
a large, double
flowers borne in profusion. Pale pink in color with a slight fragrance. Requires full sun,
at least 6 hours. Spreads 9-18 feet.
Superb plant for tubs and small ponds. This plant has a
very impressive foliage formation. The pads stand up above the
water in the center of the plant. Long season of blooms. Often
this plant will display many blooms at once. Spreads 4-12 feet. Requires
full sun to part shade. Mottled leaves.
Large yellow flowers, borne over a
long season. Stay open extra late in the afternoon. This blossom lasts for 3 days. It is
very common for this plant to have 3-4 blossoms at a time. We measured our blossoms and
they measured a full 7"+. Spread 9-18 feet
in romance. The sun sets, all the other water lilies go to sleep. But the moon appears and
these exotic flowers unfold. Opens at dusk, and don't close until mid-morning the next
day. 8"-10" flowers stand well above the waters surface. Requires at least 3
hours of sunlight, but prefer 6 hours or more. Require still water 6-18" over
Show stopper!!! Spectacular dark red petals and deep maroon stamens. Blooms only at
Flowers stand high
above the waters surface on tall strong stems. This flower opens so fast when the sun
goes down, that you can actually see the petals move. The foliage is a dark red and
each pad measures close to 12 inches across. Spreads up to 18 feet.
Woods White Knight
This plant was a gift from my Brother, it has large white blossoms and blooms only at night. Profuse blossoms with as
little as 3 hours of direct sun. This awesome plant
consistently produced two and three blossoms a day. Covers 9-18 sq. feet
with it's deep green pads.
Another gift, this
one from my oldest son. It has jointed-stem structure, it is also known as
scouring rush. This is a Native American Plant. It grows to 18" high. Prefers water
depths of 0-6". Requires full sun to part shade.
Lush Green foliage
trails along the water's surface. This plant does wonderful on waterfalls, and is at it's
peak in early summer.
I had originally put this plant in a pot and
submerged it under water. I was not impressed with it's long stingy runners.
As I was cutting it back one spring, I stuck one small clipping in the bottom
reservoir of my water fall. In no time at all, that one clipping flourished.
It now covers the bottom ledge of my water fall. This plant prefers the cooler
temperatures of spring and fall and becomes a blanket of soft green foliage. It dies
back in the hot months so I put another "hot weather" bog plant in with it, and
now I have coverage all season long. Whorls of spiked
foliage give lively, distinctive shape. Makes a beautiful accent plant, grows to 5'tall.