10 Popular Pond Plants
1. Pickerel Pond Plants
The blue and white lavender spiked flowers, Pickerel is a great choice for ponds with its shiny, green heart-shaped foliage. The blooms last long and look lovely when put in bulk.
2. Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)
One of the most famous floating pond plants (and pond plants in general) is Pistia stratiotes, better known as Water Lettuce. This free floating plant is looked upon by pond owners for its decorative, lettuce-like growth pattern and easy maintenance. It grows very quickly in most environments, so be ready to regularly get rid of excess amounts!
3. Jenny Pond Plants
Creeping Jenny grow well when used in water gardening applications. They grow about 2 inches in height. They are a great filler to soften edges of boulders or rocks with its green leaves that create a vivid contrast against the cool gray of wet stone. Tiny yellow flowers may appear on the plant through the summer, which adds to the appeal.
4. Taro Pond Plants
Taro are available in several varieties. It is a tropical plant best for Zones 8-11, but colder climates can bring the plant indoors during the winter months. These plants have strong big appearance and really provide volume to your pond ecosystems.
5. Horsetail Pond Plants
Horsetail Reeds include a great design presence in your pond with its symmetrical reeds, growing to 24″in height, while the dwarf version grows to 8″. It’s best to the plant in the summer. In the fall, you should cut the plant low to the ground so that the spores don’t spread.
6. Cardinal Flower
Just see the below picture! Does this really require a case for it? A plant so pretty brings beauty to your pond and the birds will flock to it.
7. Water lily (Nymphaea)
A pond without a water lily is an incomplete pond. The floating flower brings color to the pond and attracts the best fauna aroud.
8. Blue Iris
Many water gardeners relish in the appeal of the aquatic iris, which is one of the first plants to bloom in the spring season. The Blue Flag Iris is a plant that can grow up to four feet tall!
9. Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)
Pickerelweed is easy to grow and don’t require much maintaince, which makes it the perfect choice if you’re just starting out in the world of planted ponds. The floating leaves offer shade and cover while its flowers attract bees and other non-aquatic life to turn your pond into a full-on thriving ecosystem.
10. Mosaic Plant
This beautiful Plant consists of red and green diamond-shaped leaves. In the summer, this floating plant creates sunny yellow cup-shaped flowers. They are easy to grow and the plant gives a place for your friends to hide underneath also.