We have plants suitable for the smallest container pond up to the largest lake as well as plants that like to grow in moist conditions. To help you to choose suitable plants they are grouped according to the depth at which they grow with descriptions of each plant. The planting depths given refer to the depth of water above soil level.
Plants for the deeper parts of your pond are listed under three categories, oxygenating plants, deeper water aquatics and water lilies.
Oxygenating pond plants
Oxygenating pond plants breathe and condition water.
Apart from their beauty and lovely scent, water lilies provide much needed shade not only for fish and their spawn but help to reduce solar light levels. This reduction in sunlight helps to reduce algae.
Marginal plants grow happily in from the shallow edges of a pond out to a depth of between 4″ and 1’6″. See individual descriptions for planting depths.
These plants spend their time floating in the pond removing nutrients from the water and providing shade.