There are many plants available for use in water gardens. It is a pleasure to choose them, but there are some considerations to be taken into account. Most considerations, such as the depth of the water, the amount of light and how each species relates to its environment. Floating leaf plants and submerged plants are necessary for a healthy pond and should be included in your selection.

Floating Leaf Plants

Among the most popular are water lilies. Plant enough to cover 50 to 75 percent of the pond surface, about one for every 10 square feet of surface area (dwarf varieties are available for barrel-type gardens). Floating leaf plants will cover the water surface to a point that, if done properly, will limit the amount of light reaching the depths of the pond where algae growth is controlled; there are two types of water lilies (Nymphaea spp.), tropical and hardy. Tropical water lilies are in turn divided into day and night water lilies. Rustic water lilies have flowers that bloom all day long. Some rustic water lily flowers change color during the flowering period, which adds to the character of these plants.

Submerged plants

Submerged plants are the oxygenators in the pond – a must for your pond to be healthy and fish-friendly. Submerged plants can become aggressive if they are planted in earthen ponds. The roots of these plants are not used for the absorption of nutrients or water, but for anchoring, so that the oxygenators can be potted in the gravel. Submerged plants should be placed in groups of 6 to 12 per pot, one e pots is often recommended if the pond is to contain fish, which tend to feed on the foliage.

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