Floating Plants

Example: Water Hyacinths, Water Lettuce

• Float on the waters surface and remain unrooted
• Provide shade and cover where fish love to hide
• Combat algae growth by shading the ponds surface
• Help maintain water clarity by absorbing excess nutrients

Depth: Perform best in water at least 8″ deep
Full Sun: 4 to 6 hours per day
Fertilizer: Absorbed from the water

Hardy & Tropical Water Lilies

• Extraordinary blossoms. An abundance of colors to choose from.
• Endless array of colors available
• Multiple blossoms tower above exotic foliage
• Plant when water is 70F or above

Planting Depth: 6″ to 18″
Full Sun: At least 6 hours per day
Flowers: Summer through Fall
Fertilizer: Apply per manufacturers instructions

 

 

Hardy Lotus

Spectacular plants featuring huge, vibrant flowers and lush foliage

• Excellent for deck planters and ponds
• Full size & dwarf varieties available
• Perennial – blooms every summer

Planting Depth: 2″ to 6″
Full Sun: At least 4 hours per day
Flowers: Summer
Fertilizer: Apply per manufacturers instructions

Hardy Shallow Plants – Marginals

•Many distinct flowering varieties
•Vast and varied assortment of foliage textures and sizes available
•Create a natural transition from shallow water to the ponds edge
•These plants are perennials that return year after year.

Planting Depth: 0″ to 6″
Full Sun to Part Shade
Fertilizer: Apply per manufacturers instructions.

Iris

• Lavish array of colors and hues.
• Striking vertical lines present a pleasing contrast with all other plants in and around the pond.
• Versatile perennials – they’ll grow in or out of the water.

Planting Depth: 0″ to 4″
Full Sun to Part Shade
Flowers: In Spring
Fertilizer: Apply per manufacturers instructions.

Oxygenators – Submerged Plants

• Remain submerged and oxygenate the water during daylight hours.
• Provide an excellent spawning area for fish.
• Help maintain water clarity by absorbing excess nutrients.
• Can be planted among water lilies and other deep water plants.

Planting Depth: 12″ to 24″
Full Sun: At least 6 hours per day.
Fertilizer: Absorbed from the water.