Water Garden

Water plants for a healthy water garden ecosystem.

Water plants are part of a large plant grouping known as wetland plants, which include different types of grasses, lilies, reeds and bamboo. We can use them to create a mini ecosystem in the form of a water garden.

Water plants consume various metals and other compounds, stabilising pH. As these are the same nutrients that algae feed on, water plants prevent algae from thriving.

The extra shade that water plants provide further inhibits algae growth. These plants are also natural sun blockers for fish. Fish can get sunburned from exposure to direct sunlight and water plants provide much needed shade.

Water garden guide.

Create your own water garden using our recommended water plants:

Water Lily

  • Nymphea or floating water lilies come in an array of magnificent flowers
  • From 50cm to 2m’s in spread
  • Full sun to semi-shade

Papyrus

  • Aquatic flowering plant, Cyprus Papyrus grows very quickly and is an excellent marshy plant for ponds and water features
  • 1.2m x 60cm
  • Full sun to semi shade

Louisiana Iris

  • Large attractive flowers will adorn this water iris
  • Grow in any moist area
  • Iris will become dormant during the winter months
  • 60cm x 30cm
  • Full sun to semi-shade

Arum Lilies

  • Also known as the white or common lily
  • This clump forming plant will thrive in moist, boggy, shaded areas of the garden
  • 90cm x 60cm
  • Sun to semi-shade

Alocasia varieties

  • A broad-leaved, evergreen perennial suited to growing in moist, boggy, shaded areas of the garden
  • Protect from frost
  • 70cm x 30cm
  • Sun to semi-shade

Arum Lilies

  • Also known as the white or common lily
  • This clump forming plant will thrive in moist, boggy, shaded areas of the garden
  • 90cm x 60cm
  • Sun to semi-shade

Alocasia varieties

  • A broad-leaved, evergreen perennial suited to growing in moist, boggy, shaded areas of the garden
  • Protect from frost
  • 70cm x 30cm
  • Sun to semi-shade

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