Aquatic Plants – Never need watering! They are amazingly easy to grow. As with all other garden plants, you need to know their requirements for success. We can grow tropical and hardy plants in our water gardens. The tropical varieties are treated as annuals or brought in for the winter. Many of them do very well indoors such as umbrella palm and papyrus.
Water lilies are a summer delight! Nothing quite compares to a 6″ fragrant blossom floating on the surface of the water. They are heavy feeders and reward you with more and larger blooms with regular applications of fertilizer pellets. Marginal plants such as aquatic iris, cattails, arrowhead, marsh marigold, are tough, dependable plants that live in shallow water and soften hard-appearing pond edges. Floating plants such as frogbit, watercress and water hyacinth are the easiest of all and help utilize excess nutrient in the water which leads to unwanted algae growth.
Try one of my favorite waterlilies in your pond. Mayla, Texas Dawn, Attraction. They are my favorites because they are super floriferous, tough and gorgeous.