Aquatic pond plants by CCRES

Aquatic pond plants by CCRES

water lilies

water lilies
Any of various cosmopolitan aquatic herbs of the genus Nymphaea, having floating leaves and showy, variously colored flowers, especially N. odorata, with fragrant many-petaled white or pinkish flowers. Also called pond lily.
parrot feather

parrot feather
A perennial plant. As the water warms in the spring, parrot feather begins to flourish. Most plants flower in the spring; however, some also flower in the fall.
watercress

watercress
The hollow stems of watercress are floating and the leaves are pinnately compound. Watercresses produce small white and green flowers in clusters.
watercelery

water celery
This plant thrive in soil, as well as growing in pea rock, or just tucked into any location that allows its roots to be submersed in water. Water celery tolerates a wide range of light conditions, from shade to full sun. It can grow in water up to 6 inches above the soil level, in a bog area, and you will frequently find that this plant will spread.
water iris

water iris
An assortment of perennials for naturalizing a wet area and to give an early to late spring color to a water garden. The narrow blades emerge in spring before the flowers appear. They prefer shallow water on or over their roots.
pickerel rush

pickerel rush
The flower spikes grow from leaf bracts at the top of stems. The plant adapts from very shallow water to depths of up to 18″. Grows 24 to 30 inches in height and consistently attracts butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies.
water clover

water clover
A plant with four lobed leaves that are a patterned bi-color and make a wonderful display on the water surface. If the plant is in shallow water, it will hold its leaves above the water up to 3 inches.
water canna

water canna
The plant flowers on tall stalks in summer. Once the stalk starts to emerge, it grows quickly. Heights vary from 2 to 6 feet and colors range from pinks to yellows to reds.
dwarf bamboo

dwarf bamboo
A slender stalks of this plant grow 18 to 24-inches high with hollow, jointed, leafy stems. The plant does not have flowers, instead it has small brown tassels along the top third of each stem. This plant can be grown in moist conditions, up to 4-inches of water over the soil level, in full to partial sun.
horsetail

horsetail
Cold tolerant, survives winter at the pond edge. They will spread in the spring. Hollow green stems with black band give this marginal a horse’s tail appearance. Grows in dry and moist soil but, not under the waterline.

 

elephant ear

elephant ear
Use elephant ears as the focal point for your feature, in the center of a large patio pot or as an accent on the edge of your water garden. Broad green leaves of this tropical plant are what gave it its name.
lizard's tail

lizard’s tail
A bottlebrush spike of white flowers, typically six to eight inches long but can be longer. The plant blooms from June through September. Flowers emerge from the tops of the stems and form long and tapering drooping clusters.
cattails

cattails
Provides protective cover and nesting areas for small animals and birds. In ponds, cattails are useful for framing the water garden.
star grass

star grass
A small native perennial plant consists of a rosette of slender basal leaves and shorter flowering stems. They have scattered white hairs. The flowering stems are up to 8″ tall, and have scattered white hairs as well. Each of these stems terminates in a rather loose umbel of two or more yellow flowers.
water hyacinth

water hyacinth
The leafstalk is spongy and inflated, and the upper lobes of its purple flowers have blue and yellow markings. It reproduces quickly, It is used as an ornamental in outdoor ponds.
water lettuce

water lettuce
Floats on the surface of the water its roots hanging submersed beneath floating leaves. It is a perennial with thick, soft leaves that form a rosette. The leaves can be up to 14 cm long and have no stem. They are light green, with parallel veins, wavy margins and are covered in short hairs which form basket-like structures which trap air bubbles, increasing the plant’s buoyancy.
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