Water garden plants benefit your backyard garden pond in many ways and are divided into five categories.
These five categories have different growing requirements but they will all add to the ecosystem of your pond.
Most pond plants love full sun light.
But if your pond plants receive only 3-4 hours a day of sunlight there is still a good selection of aquatic pond plants from which to choose.
Garden ponds need aquatic plants to promote health.
So consider these five categories of water garden plants when choosing your ponds plant.
As the name implies these plants float on the surface of the water. Planting these plants is very easy, just add water and full sun. The roots hang below the plant feeding off the nutrients in the water.
Read more on the benefits of having floating plants in your pond.
Submerged plants will give you the clear water, oxygen and food for your fish, and are fertilized by fish waste.
Read more on the benefits of having submerged aquatic plants in your pond.
These plants also work extremely well planted in flowing creeks and waterfalls.
Read more on the benefits of having bog plants in your pond.
|Japanese Iris||Juncus Big Twister||Daylily|
|Cattails||Dwarf Bamboo||Egyptian Papyrus|
Some of the favored Deep Water Plants are Lotus and Water Lilies.
Read more on the benefits of having deep water plants in your pond.
|Yellow Pond Lily||Water Hawthorne||Water Lily||Lotus|
Marginal plants grow in shallow water around the perimeter of the pond.
Read more on the benefits of having marginal plants in your pond.
|Arrowhead||Pennywort||Parrot Feather||Four Leaf Clover|
|Taro or Elephant Ear||Pickerel Rush||Water Canna||Umbrella Palm|
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