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Pond Plant Selection Guide

 
Pond Plant Selection Guide
Pond
Plant Name
Category Zones Size
(up to)
Lighting Planting Medium/Substrate
Click here for planting instructions
Planting Depth/Gallons
Anacharis Submersed Plants 4-11 12-24" Spread N/A Can be potted in sand or fine gravel (2 gallon pot) or tossed into pond using weights (plant must sink & be submersed). Submersed in 12-30" water
Cabomba 5-11
Hornwort 4-11 Free floating
Dwarf Cattail Bog Plants 3-11 12-36" spread Sun/
part shade
Plant in soil, 2+ gallon pot Place in 1-6" water
Variegated Sweetflag 3-11 12-48" spread; 24-36" tall Plant in wide-mouthed 5 gallon shallow pot Place in 1-12" water
Horsetail Rush 4-11 24-30" tall Plant in soil, 2 gallon pot Place in 1-3" water
Pickerel Rush 4-11 12-24" spread; 24-36" tall Plant in soil, 2 gallon pot Place in 1-12" water
Yellow Iris 4-11 48" spread; 72" tall Plant in soil, 2 gallon pot Place in up to 12" water
Sagittaria montevidensis 7-11 24-48" tall Plant in soil, 2+ gallon pot Place in up to 6" water
Spider Lily 7-11 12" spread; 24" tall Plant in rich soil, 2 gallon pot Place in up to 6" water
Bog Lily 9-10 18-24" spread; 24" tall Plant in soil, 5 gallon pot Place in 1-6" water, up to 12" if necessary
Bluebell 9-11 12" spread; 10" tall Plant in soil, 1-2 gallon pot Place in up to 3" water
Dwarf Papyrus 12" spread; 8-30" tall stems Plant in soil, 2 gallon pot Place in 1-3" water
Orange Variegated Canna 36' spread; 60" tall Plant in rich soil, 5 gallon pot Place in up to 6" water
Umbrella Palm 12-48" spread Plant in soil, 2-5+ gallon pot Place in 1-6" water
Yellow Longwood 36" spread; 5 feet tall Plant in soil; 2-5 gallon pot Place in up to 8" water
Red Endeavor Canna 36" spread; 5 feet tall Plant in rich soil, 5 gallon pot Place in up to 6" water
Black Gamecock 5-11 24-36" spread; 36" tall Plant in acidic soil, 5 gallon pot Place in up to 3" water
Ribbon Grass,
Strawberries & Cream
4-11 12" spread; up to 4' tall Plant in soil, 5 gallon pot Place along edge of pond
Zephyr Lily 8-11 12" spread; 12" tall Plant in soil, 5 gallon pot Place in 1-3" water
Lizard Tail 4-11 12"-24" tall Plant in soil, 5 gallon pot Place in up to 6" water
Black Magic Taro 8-11 36" spread; 12-48" tall Plant in soil, 5+ gallon pot Place in 1-6" water
Violet-Stemmed Taro 36" spread; 12-48" tall Plant in soil, 5+ gallon pot Place in 1-6" water
Parrot's Feather Floating Plants 4-11 6" tall Full sun Set in water N/A
Water Hyacinth 9-11 6-12" tall
Water Lettuce 6-10" tall Sun/
part shade
Albert Greenberg Tropical Lilies 9-11 6-12 foot spread Full sun Plant in 2+ gallon pot using soil; line pot with moss, leaves, or newspaper and top with 1" of fine gravel or coarse sand. Place in 6-18" of 70ºF or higher water
Colorata 72" spread
Josephine 12 foot spread
Madame Ganna Walska 72" spread
Shirley Bryne
St. Louis Gold 48-60" spread
Panama Pacific 72" spread
Rembrandt Water Lilies 3 5-6 foot spread Full sun Plant in 2+ gallon pot using soil; line pot with moss, leaves, or newspaper and top with 1" of fine gravel or coarse sand. Place in 6-18" of 70ºF or higher water
Chrysantha 4-11 18-60" spread
Dallas 48-72" spread
Laydekeri Lilacea 60" spread
Sioux 6-12 foot spread
Perry's Baby Red 12-48" spread
Mme Wilfron Gonnere 4-6 foot spread
Sulphurea
Sulphurea Okeechobee
Chromatella 36-48" spread Sun/
part shade
Firecrest 4-6 foot spread
Virginia 4-5 foot spread
Perry's Double White up to 4 foot spread
Peach Glow up to 6 foot spread

Pond Plant Planting Instructions

Healthy plants Submersed Plants
Spread roots out in a 2 gallon pot and fill with sand or gravel. (The roots serve only to anchor these plants as all nutrients come from the water and are absorbed by the leaves.) Place the pot at a depth of about 12" below the water surface. When the plant reaches the surface of the pond, lower the pot another 6".

Bog Plants
Carefully remove plant from the plastic pot in which it is shipped. Gently shake out the roots. Line a 2 gallon pot (8" diameter, 6" deep) with a layer of sphagnum moss or newspaper and fill half full with topsoil. Place the plant in the pot and fill remaining space with soil. Top with 1/2" of gravel or sand to prevent soil from washing away. Position the pot so that the top is at least 2" below the water surface.

Floating Plants
Unwrap plants and carefully spread out the roots and leaves. Float each plant on the surface of the pond. (These plants feed directly from the water through their roots so no additional fertilizer is necessary.) Occasionally thin floating plants so that no more than 60% of the pond's surface is covered to allow sunlight to reach fish and other vegetation in the pond.

Water Lilies
Lilies should be planted in tubs or baskets that are larger than 2 gallons (12" diameter, 8" deep). Baskets are preferable as lilies like good water flow. Line the container with sphagnum moss, leaves, or newspaper and fill with a mixture of four parts potting soil to one part compost or manure. Place root in pot with growing tips up and cover remaining half with additional soil. Press a 1" layer of sand or gravel on top to prevent soil from washing away and leaching into the water. Submerge the lily so that the leaves are at least 6" below the water surface. As the leaves grow to the surface of the pond, gradually lower the container until it is 18" below the water surface.
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