List of backyard and pond plants you need to know


If you have a pond in your garden, you might be a nature lover. Because it’s interesting to make this pond as beautiful and functional as possible. The best ways is to add some beautiful plants in and around your pond.

Here’s a guide to make sure you get the most out of your pond.

We have listed 10 of the most popular pond plants, their functional goals or how they can benefit from the life of your plants and animals there.

Horsetail Rush

This striking structure reaches a height of two feet, eight in the dwarf version, and withstands low temperatures of -25 degrees Fahrenheit. As the name suggests, this is a long structure, rather thin, like a rod. They have black, green and beige rings.

They definitely provide great aesthetic contrast to your pond and interesting visual dynamics. Not to mention perseverance. One thing that is unique about this plant is that it produces spores instead of seeds. This is the only one in the aquatic genre to do this. Be careful, if you don’t want them to spread and grow elsewhere, you should cut them in the fall to reduce spore spread. Find interesting colors if you can. Other names: Puzzlegrass.

Fittonia albivenis

If you live in a warmer area, this plant is for you. These more tropical plants can only survive up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if it is suitable for your area, this is a good addition.

As the name suggests, it is a series of small, small leaves (mostly green with a few red pieces everywhere) arranged to create a beautiful little rosette pattern. This gem is planted about six inches below the surface of the water and then floats a beautiful rose on it. Pay attention to the pH of the water because it prefers more acid. He will die when the pH reaches eight. It also blooms yellow flowers in the summer months. Because of temperature sensitivity, this can be considered more than annual (only during summer and not returned the following year) unless you live in a warmer area.


This charming swimmer looks like a lettuce head, only slightly less crowded and open. They are lighter and light green. The unique thing about this plant is that it floats on the surface of the water while the roots just hang under it, so there is no contact with dirt.

They are made into babies in the summer months … which can be easily transplanted. This is also a plant with a warmer climate. They can withstand temperatures as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on your area, this might be more than an annual restaurant for you. Other names: Water Lettuce, water cabbage, shellfish and Nile cabbage.

Cardinal Flower

As the name suggests, the bright dark red color of this plant appears, like a red cardinal bird against a natural green background. Both the stems and flowers of this plant are dark red.

It is planted on the edge of shallow water to grow up to three meters. It can withstand temperatures dropping to -15 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant originates from America (mainly from southern Canada to northern Colombia). It is eternal and with a USDA resistance zone like this it will survive winter in most regions.

Lysimachia nummularia

This shiny green color is very good because it is eternal, which means it will grow back every year after the winter months. This works best in the USDA endurance zone with ten thoughts (minimum AKA temperatures range from -40 Fahrenheit to 40 F).


As the name suggests, it creeps on the floor (earth, stone, etc.) or hangs in a pot (hanging or vice versa) like a waterfall on the side. Just see what works well if you have unnatural parts that you want to cover. Other names are known from: Lysimachia nummularia, Moneywort.

Nymphaeaceae (Water Lily)

Putri Hitam, Pink Grapefruit, Gloriosa ads are just a few specific recommendations for variations that are highly valued by consumers, although there are others. This beautiful water supplier blooms all summer long.

Most people know this flower, but if not, it’s round, has many petals, an open face, and can be available in a variety of colors. They also have several large green leaves that float evenly above the surface of the water, while the flowers soar about six inches above the surface of the water. Other names: Nymphaeaceae.

Blue Iris

It seems that this is one of the favorite seaweed favorites for people who already have it. This plant looks very elegant, maybe because of the detail and deliciousness of the flower. They look very similar to orchids.

They have a light blue to purple, some yellow and white. The leaves are green and long. About four feet tall. This plant is one of the first to bloom in the water group in spring! Other names: Iris blue flag.

Green Taro (Colocasia esculenta)

This attractive edible plant has been used by the culture of the Asian geographical region for centuries. You might find tarot in your oriental kitchen. This is very common in Asian cold drinks (smoothies and liquid varieties).

The drink version is usually light purple / lavender. It feels like blushing. The roots must be boiled before they can be used for human consumption. This plant has large green ivory ears which can be sharp and pleasant contrast with the small green around it.

Water Hibiscus

This water-loving flora comes from the southeastern United States. Technically, this is a multi-level bush. Height to five feet. He will die again in the winter, but … don’t worry. He returned after spring.

The large flowers of this flora range from white to red (including pink in the middle). So, you have several color options. The flowers live on this plant. A good aspect of this plant is that it naturally improves water filtration. Other names: Hibiscus coccineus, hibiscus swamp.

Water Lotus

Some popular specific types that have been loved by consumers are Maggie Bell Slocum, Empress and Giant Sunburst. This blooming aquatic flora is widespread in the history and folklore of Asia and India because these regions are their home areas.

It is valuable in this field. This plant looks very similar to a water lotus. American roots, leaves and lotus seeds can actually be eaten. Other names are: Nelumbo, sacred lotus, Indian lotus, Indian bean.


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