Water Garden Planting Suggestions

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!
Calla Lily

Combination #1

  • 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.

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