Five Pond Plants

Ponds would be lifeless if you can’t see some green in it. If you have a fish pond, wouldn’t it be great to have some lilies in it. But aside from lilies, what else what we plant in our plants? Well, below are some ideas.

 

Water enhances any garden, and there’s a wide range of aquatic plants that will thrive in a pond – be it fully submerged, floating on the surface or growing on the pond edge, as a ‘marginal’. Discover 10 plants for garden ponds, and how to grow them.

If you have a garden pond, no matter how small or large, then you’ll be able to grow aquatic plants. In addition to looking attractive, pond plants can provide useful surface cover and shelter for aquatic wildlife.

Grow pond plants in aquatic compost, topped with grit, and be sure to choose plants that are suited for the space you have available. The required planting depth varies from species to species, with some plants needing just 2.5cm (1in) of water above their crown, and others needing 30cm (12in) or more.


Water forget-me-not

Water forget-me-not, Myosotis scorpioides

From May to July, Myositis scorpioides produces blue forget-me-not flowers. It can be planted in water, to a depth of 7.5cm (3in) or in wet mud at a pond margin. It can be divided or grown from seed in spring.

Carex elata

Carex elata ‘Aurea’

‘Aurea’ is a vigorous, long-lasting sedge, with vivid yellow-green foliage. Allow to reach its required size and divide when necessary. If kept in a small pond, it will probably need to be divided every two years.

Brooklime

Brooklime, Veronica beccabunga

This pretty British native bears delicate blue flowers from May to July. Plants will look best if plants are renewed from cuttings every year (cuttings should be taken from new, leggy stems).

 

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