10 Popular Pond Plants in Philadelphia
Everyone has their favorite collection of Philadelphia Pond Plants , but there might be some varieties that you haven’t yet added to your water garden. We invite you to consider the following list of popular Philadelphia Pond Plants that make a welcome addition to any pond!
1. Creeping Jenny
Often used as a ground cover in terrestrial gardens, Creeping Jenny fares excellently when used in water gardening applications. Growing approximately 2 inches in height, it’s a great filler to soften edges of rocks.
Available in blue, white, and pink lavender spiked flowers, Pickerel is a great choice for Philadelphia Pond Plants with its shiny, green heart-shaped foliage. The blooms are long lasting and create a beautiful display when planted in masses.
Horsetail Reed provides a striking architectural presence in your pond with its segmented reeds, growing to 24″in height, while the dwarf version grows to 8″. In the fall, cut the plant all the way down to the ground to keep the spores from spreading.
Several varieties of Taro are available for your pond and do well in full to part sunThis impressive, leafy water lover grows to about 48″ and always makes a striking appearance in the water garden.
5. Cardinal Flower
Plant this pretty flower along the shallow edges of your pond and watch the birds flock to it. Deep burgundy foliage sets off the vibrant red flowers. The leaves are up to 8″ long and the plant can grow as tall as three feet. -9.
6. Water Lettuce
Water Lettuce produces fuzzy, lime-green rosettes of leaves that look like little floating heads of lettuce. Super easy to grow, you simply let this plant float on the surface of the water with its roots dangling below.
7. Mosaic Plant
The beautiful Mosaic Plant consists of red and green diamond-shaped leaves in 3-6″ wide rosettes. In the summer, this floating plant produces sunny yellow cup-shaped flowers. Easy to grow, the plant provides a place for your finned friends to hide underneath.
8. Blue Iris
Many water gardeners enjoy the elegant splendor of the aquatic iris, which is among the first plants to bloom in the spring. Aquatic irises comprise such a large and diverse group – there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of cultivated and natural hybrids.
9. Sweet Flag
Also known as golden Japanese sweetflag (Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’), these Philadelphia Pond Plants are ideal for containers and water gardens alike. It’s extremely flexible, as it can be grown with its toes in the water or partially submerged.
Waterlilies are stunning creatures in the water garden and often the reason why many gardeners add a pond to their landscape. These beauties are characterized by amazing flowers representing all colors in the light spectrum … red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (including the collective white), and a number of shades in between.
Contact us to see which Philadelphia Pond Plants are best for you.