Container Gardening - Plant suggestions
Here are some plant combinations suitable for small water gardens, use them as the basis for fabulous aquatic container gardens, and allow your own creativity to take over!
- Dwarf Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
- Striped Papyrus (Cyperus alternifoia)
- Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)
- Mare's Tail (Hippuris vulgaris)
Water Plants Suitable For Containers Include:
Variegated Sweet Flag - acrus calamus 'variegatus' - Beautiful apple green sword like foliage, striped with gold - Grows 3 ft. tall
Japanese Sweet Fag - acorus gramineus - Small grassy tufts available in green, gold and variegated. Grows 3 - 12 inches tall.
Water Canna - canna glauca - Grayish green, broad oval shaped leaves with 3 inch wide spidery flowers. Reaches 3-5 feet tall.
Umbrella Plant - cyperus alterniflolius - 1-5 foot clumps of dense, dark green stems topped by narrow leaflets representing spoke wheels. Miniatures also available.
Water Hyacinth - eichhornia crassipes - Floating plant with unusual bladder like stems ending in dark to light green pad shaped leaves. Beautiful cobs of azure blue flowers.
Yellow Flag - iris pseudacorus - Upright dark green sword like leaves, with yellow flowers in early summer. Grows 2-5 feet tall.
Iris Laevgata - Bearded iris like leaves. Dark blue flowers in early summer. 16 inches tall.
Calla Lily - zantedexchia aethiopica - Lush, dark green arrow shaped leaves with classic white calla flowers. Reaches height of 3 feet.