Safe Plants For Your Pond!

This is a great list of aquatic plants safe for your pond and water garden.  Many of these plants are available at your local garden center or local pond supply companies.  If you are interested in plant availability, please contact us via the online form or through the Chat screen.  We will check for plant availability to your location.   Please note: not all plants may be shipped to all states.

Happy Planting!

SHALLOW WATER PLANTS

 COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Sweet Flag Acorus calamus
Variegated Sweet Flag Acorus calamus ‘Variegatus’
American Water Plantain Alisma subcordatum
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata
Lemon Bacopa Bacopa caroliniana                 
Variegated Bacopa Bacopa lenagera ‘Variegata’
Siberian Pink Cups Baldellia ranunculoides form repens
Variegated Striped Rush Baumea rubiginosa ‘Variegata’ 
Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris
Variegated Red Leaf Canna Canna ‘African Sunset’
Black Leaved Canna Canna ‘Australia’
Baby Girl Pink Canna Canna ‘Baby Girl Pink’
Bengal Tiger Canna Canna ‘Bengal Tiger’
Intrigue (orange/red) Canna Canna ‘Intrigue’
Black Flowering Sedge Carex nigra
Fox Sedge Carex vulpinoidea
Button Bush Cephalanthus occidentalis
Imperial Taro Colocasia antiquorum ‘Illustris’
Lime Green Taro Colocasia ‘Elena’
Variegated Taro (white) Colocasia ‘Elepaio’
Black Taro Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’
Violet Stem Taro Colocasia esculenta‘Fontanesia’
Mojito Taro Colocasia ‘Mojito’
Red-Stemmed Taro Colocasia esculenta ‘Red Stem’
Tea Cup Colocasia ‘Tea Cup’
Violet Stem Taro Colocasia esculenta ‘Violet Stem’
Umbrella Palm Cyperus alterifolius *
Dwarf Umbrella Palm Cyperus alternifolius ‘Gracilis’ *
Mexican Papyrus Cyperus gigantius *
Dwarf Papyrus Cyperus haspan *
Egyptian Papyrus Cyperus papyrus *
Compact Giant Papyrus Cyperus percamentus *
Swamp Water Willow Decodon verticillatus *
Star Grass Dichromena colorata *
Dwarf Bamboo Dulichium arundinaceum *
Variegated Dwarf Bamboo Dulichium arundinaceum ‘Tigress’ *
Spike Rush Eleocharis montevidensis *
Horsetail Equisetum hyemale *
Giant Horsetail Equisetum hyemale ‘Robustum’ *
Dwarf Horsetail Equisetum scirpoides
Cotton Grass Eriophorum angustifolium *            
Water Snowball (butterflies) Gymnocoronis spilanthoides
Butterfly Ginger Hedychium coronarium *
African Rose Mallow Hibiscus acetosella ‘Panama Red’
Scarlet Rosemallow Hibiscus coccineus *
Fantasia Hibiscus Hibiscus ‘Fantasia’ *
Fireball Hibiscus Hibiscus ‘Fireball’ *
Lord Baltimore Hibiscus Hibiscus ‘Lord Baltimore’ *
Halbern Leaved Hibiscus Hibiscus militaris
Swamp Hibiscus Hibiscus moschuetos *
Pale Pink Hibiscus moschuetos Luna Blush
Intense Pink Hibiscus moschuetos Luna Rose
White Hibiscus moschuetos Luna White
Moy Grande Hibiscus ‘Moy Grande’ *
Surprise Hibiscus Hibiscus – unknown
Green Leaf / Red Edge Houttuynia cordata *
Chameleon Plant Houttuynia cordata ‘Variegata’ *
Giant Pennywort Hydrocotyle bonariensis *
Brazilian Pennywort Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Water Pennywort Hydrocotyle verticillata *
Water Wisteria Hygrophila difformis *
Bicolor Red Iris ‘Ann Chowning’
Sky blue flowers Iris brevicaulis *
Variegated Japanese Iris Iris enstata ‘Variegata’
Fuschia Louisiana Iris ‘Cyclamint’ *
White Louisiana Iris ‘Dural White Butterfly’ *           
Louisiana Iris ‘Even Handed’
Red Louisiana Iris ‘Kirk Strawn’ *
Rabbit Ear Iris Iris laevigata *
Purple w/White Iris laevigata ‘Snowdrift’ *
Variegated Rabbit Ear Iris Iris laevigata ‘Variegata’ *
Lousiana Rose/Pink/Yellow Iris ‘Lucy Payens’ *
Lavender Louisiana Iris ‘Monet’s Magic’ *
White w/Yellow Louisiana Iris‘Orientalis’
Peach Louisiana Iris ‘Peaches ‘n Wine’ *
Intense Violet Louisiana Iris ‘Plantation Bean’
Red Louisiana Iris ‘Red Velvet Elvis’
Pink Iris Iris ‘Rose Queen’ *
Yellow Iris ‘Roy Davidson’
Assorted Louisiana hybrids Iris spp. Labeled-Australian Hybrids *
Sky Blue Louisiana Iris ‘Sea Wisp’ *
Blue Flag Iris Iris versicolor *
White Iris versicolor ‘Murrayana’ * (alba)   
White Iris ‘White Heaven’
Light Yellow Louisiana Iris ‘Wow Factor’ *
Soft Rush Juncus effusus *
Corkscrew Rush Juncus effusus ‘Spiralis’ *
Blue Rush Juncus glauca *
Water Willow Justica americana *
Seashore Mallow Kosteletzkya virginica *
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis *
Scarlett Lobelia Lobelia fulgens ‘Queen Victoria’ *
Variegated Four Leaf Clover Marsilea mutica *
Hardy Four Leaf Clover Marsilea quadrifolia *
Water Mint Mentha aquatica *
Curly Mint Mentha aquatica var. crispa *
Bog Bean Menyanthes trifolia *
Lavender Musk Mimulus ringens *
Water Forget-Me-Nots Myosotis scorpioides *
Parrots Feather Myriophyllum aquaticum *
Red Stem Parrot Feather Myriophyllum spp. *
Sensitive Plant Neptunia aquatica *
Water Celery Oenanthe javanica *                       
Variegated Water Celery Oenanthe javanica ‘Flamingo’ *
Golden Club Orontium aquaticum *
Arrow Arrum Peltandra virginica *                       
Variegated Ribbon Grass Phalaris ‘Strawberries n’ Cream’ *
Variegated Dwarf Common Reed Phragmites australis aurea *
Frog Fruit Phyla lanceolata *
Pickerel Weed Pontederia cordata *
White Pickerel Weed Pontederia cordata var. alba *
Royal Pickerel Pontederia dilatata *
Pink Pontederia Pontederia spp. (pink)
Miniature Spearwort Ranunculus flammula *
Variegated Cutleaf Spearwort Ranunculus repens‘Buttered Popcorn’ *
Blue Bells Ruellia brittoniana *
Pink Ruellia brittoniana ‘Chi Chi’ *
Lance Leaf Arrowhead Sagittaria lancifolia 
Red Stemmed Sagittaria Sagittaria lancifolia form ruminoides *
Arrowhead Sagittaria latifolia *                         
Aztec Arrowhead Sagittaria montevidensis *
Lizard’s Tail Saururus cernuus *
Chinese Lizard’s Tail Saururus chinensis *                   
Woolgrass Scirpus cyperinus
White Bulrush Scirpus lac. spp. taber. ‘Albescens’ *
Common Three Square Scirpus pungens (syn. americanus)
Soft Stem Bulrush Scirpus validus *
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum *
Hardy Water Canna Thalia dealbata *
Red Stem Thalia Thalia geniculata form ruminoides *
Narrowleaf Cattail Typha angustifolia *
Common Cattail Typha latifolia *
Variegated Cattail Typha latifolia ‘Variegata’ *
Graceful Cattail Typha laxmannii *
Micro-Miniature Cattail Typha minima *
Yellow Marsh Flower Villarsia reniformis *
Common Calla Zantedeschia aethipica *
Rain Lily Zephyranthes candida *

BOG/CARNIVOROUS PLANTS  

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Leather Fern Acrostichum danaefolium
Joseph’s Coat Alternanthera ‘Partytime’
Moneywort Bacopa Bacopa ‘Monnieri’ *
Hardy Orchid Bletilla striata
White Sedge Carex riparia ‘Variegata’ *
Water Orchid Cypella aquatica *
Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium spp.
Variegated Pennywort Hydrocotyle sib. ‘Crystal Confetti’ *
Blue Moneywort Lindernia grandiflora *
Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia *
Golden Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ *
Burgundy Leaved Lysimachia ‘Burgundy ‘
Variegated Creeping Jenny Lysimachia spp. *
Blue Figwort Mazus reptans *
White Figwort Mazus reptans ‘Albus’ *
Blue Star Creeper Pratia pedunculata *
Japanese Primrose Primula japonica
Red Rotala Rotala indica *
Dwarf Blue Ruellia spp. Blue *
Dwarf Pink Ruellia spp. Pink *
Dwarf White Ruellia spp. White *
Water Dock Rumex sanguineus *
Sarracenia catesbaei * Sarracenia catesbaei *
Sarracenia ‘Dana’s Delight’ * Sarracenia ‘Dana’s Delight’ *
Sarracenia ‘Doodle Bug’ Sarracenia ‘Doodle Bug’
Sarracenia ‘Judith Hindle’ * Sarracenia ‘Judith Hindle’ *
Sarracenia leuc. ‘Tarnok’ * Sarracenia leuc. ‘Tarnok’ *
Sarracenia purpurea * Sarracenia purpurea *
Sarracenia ‘Red Bug’ Sarracenia ‘Red Bug’
Sarracenia ‘Scarlet Belle’ * Sarracenia ‘Scarlet Belle’ *
Blue Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium angustifolium *
Marsh Goldenrod Solidago sempervirens
Dwarf Grafted Bald Cypress
Peve Minaret
Shawnee Brave
Tricolor Clover Trifolium spp.
Variegated Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’ *
Blue Vervain Verbena hastata
Bloodroot Wachendorfia thyrsiflora            
Water Zinnia Wedelia trifoliata

SUBMERGED PLANTS

 COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
Hornwort / Coontail Ceratophyllum demersum *
Anacharis Egeria densa *
Water Wisteria Hygrophila difformis *
Parrot Feather Myriophyllum aquaticum *
Dwarf Sagittaria Sagittaria subulata *
American Vallisneria Vallisneria americana *
Italian Vallisneria Vallisneria spiralis *

FLOATING PLANTS

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Fairy Moss Azolla caroliniana *
Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes *
Frog’s Bit Hydrocharis morsus-ranae *
Duckweed Lemna spp.
Frog’s Bit Limnobium spp.
Water Lettuce Pistia stratoides *

LILY LIKE

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Water Hawthorne Aponogeton distachyus
Giant Water Poppy Hydrocleys nym. ‘Venezuelan Poppy’
Spatterdock Nuphar advena
Spatterdock Nuphar japonica
Water Fringe Nymphoides cristata
Variegated Yellow Water Snowflake Nymphoides geminata
Water Snowflake Nymphoides indica
Floating Heart Nymphoides peltata

HARDY LILIES

Attraction’
Barbara Dobbins’
Berit Strawn’
Black Princess’
Burgundy Princess’
Charlene Strawn’
Charlie’s Choice’
Clyde Ikins’
Colorado’
Darwin’
Denver’
Georgia Peach’
Gypsy’ * – pink
Helvola’
Hermine’
Indiana’
Inner Light’
James Brydon’
Joanne Pring’
Joey Tomocik’
Lemon Chiffon’
Little Sue’  – dwarf changeable
Lucida’
Mangkala Ubol’
marliacea ‘Albida’
marliacea ‘Carnea’
marliacea ‘Chromatella’
Masaniello’
Mayla’
Meteor’
Moondance’
odorata ‘Perry’s Fire Opal’
odorata ‘Sulphurea’
Patio Joe’
Paul Harriott’ * – dwarf changeable
Peach Glow’
Perry’s Baby Red’
Pink Beauty’
Pink Grapefruit’
Pink Sensation’
Pink Sparkle’
Red Spider’
Sioux’
Starbright’
Steven Strawn’
Sunny Pink’
Texas Dawn’
Virginalis’
Virginia’
Walter Pagels’
Wanvisa*

TROPICAL LILIES

Albert Greenberg’
Alexis’
Antares’  – red night
Electra’
Emily Grant Hutchings’ -pink nght
Jack Wood’
Jennifer Rebecca’ * – red night
King of Siam
Leanne Connelly’ * – pink night
Leopardess’
Lindsey Woods’
Madame Ganna Walska’
Missouri’  white night
Nora’
Pamela’
Panama Pacific’
Queen of Siam’
Red Flare’ * – red night
Red Night Bloomer * – unknown
Rhonda Kay’
Rose Bowl’  – night bloomer
Rose de Noche’  – pink night
Rubra’ * – red night
Ruby Red’
Shirley Bryne’
Sir Galahad’ * – white night
Star of Siam
Sturtevanti’  – pink night
Surfrider’
Terri Dunn’
Texas Shell Pink’ * – pink night
Tina’
Trudy Slocum’ * – white night
White Delight’
Wood’s Blue Goddess’ *
Wood’s White Knight’  – night
St. Louis Gold
Green Smoke
Eldorado
LOTUS
Alba Grandiflora’
Alba Striata’
Chawan Basu’
Double Petal Bayi’
Green Maiden‘ (delicate pink & white)
Lanceolate Red’
Little Green House’
Maggie Belle Slocum’
Momo Botan’
Mrs. Perry D. Slocum’
Pekinensis Rubra’
Perry’s Giant Sunburst’
Pink and Yellow’
Red Scarf’ *
Rosea Plena’ * (large double dark pink)
Rosy Clouds’ *
Russian Red’ * (large single red)
Sharon’ * (large double dark pink)
Sparks’
The President’ (large single red)
Xiamen Bowl’