Planting directions are available on my planting directions page. These are all easy carefree plants. A great link for showing how to plant a water Garden
Floating Duckweed-3" diameter circle full
You will get a section of this plant that will fit into a 3" diameter circle.
These are great to put into aquariums and small table top aquariums look good
too. Complete your eco system with this.
SALVINIA NATANS-Floating pond/Aquarium/Vivarium
Here is another beautiful floating pond plant.... LIMITED SUPPLY
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Floating
Size: Leaf size: 3cm (1")
Growth Rate: Fast
Can Be Grown Emersed: No
It grows in 2 leaf sections that continue to grow in a chain pattern as see
in photo. It also has a raised rough texture pattern
on the leaf apposed to the smooth
like the duckweed. It too is great as a bio filter palnt and baby fish love to
hide there in
Marsilea mutica ‘Variegata’
Variegated water clover
|Hardiness: Zones 6-11
|Height: 3 to 4 inches
|Flower: Grown for foliage
|Foliage: Greenish yellow to brown patterned leaves; usually float on water surface; four-leaf clover effect
Comments: Highly invasive; spreads by vigorous rhizomes;
grows in moist soil or shallow water;sun to partial shade
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe seven species of water hyacinth comprise the genus Eichhornia. Water hyacinth are a free-floating perennialaquatic plant native to tropical and sub-tropical South America. With broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves are 10–20 cm across, and float above the water surface. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black. An erect stalk supports a single spike of 8-15 conspicuously attractive flowers, mostly lavender to pink in colour with six petals. When not in bloom, water hyacinth may be mistaken for frog's-bit (Limnobium spongia).
One of the fastest growing plants known, water hyacinth reproduces primarily by way of runners or stolons, which eventually form daughter plants. It also produces large quantities of seeds, and these are viable up to thirty years. The common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) are vigorous growers known to double their population in two weeks.
Blunt Spike Rush
There are many species of spike rush and they are difficult to identify without using detailed botanical keys. In general, spike rushes are small (although some reach heights of 4 feet) perennial plants are often confused with the smaller species of rushes, grasses, or sedges. Slender spike rush can grow completely underwater and appear as a submerged plant.
Spike rushes can grow in shallow water or moist soils and grow from rhizomes. Stems are un branched with sheaths around the base but can be round, square, or flattened depending on the species. All spike rushes have small fruiting spikes at the tips of the stem.
Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called "detritus") for many aquatic invertebrates. Docks, geese, muskrats, & nutria all eat portions of spike rushes.
You will get 1 plant section equal to what you see in the photo above right. This is a great starter to this plant.
Zone: 4 to 9
Plant Type: Rush or Sedge
Native Range: Eurasia, North America
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Spread: 1 to 6 feet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Color: Non-flowering
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Very few pest...if any....medium maintenance
Equisetum Hyemale 'Horsetail Fern' 'Scouring Rush'- The Horsetails belong to a class their own, the Equisetaceae, that has no direct affinity with any other group of plants. They are nearest allied to the Ferns. They are fern-like in function but not fern-like in shape. The class includes only a single genus, Equisetum, the name derived from the Latin words equus (a horse) and seta (a bristle), from the peculiar bristly appearance of the jointed stems of the plants, which have also earned them their popular names of Horsetail, Bottle-brush, Paddock-pipes, and Scouring Rush. An exotic looking plant that is easy to grow, attracts attention and is great for containers, planters, beds, and is a complement to any water feature. Has a very distinctive jointed look. Prefers shade in the afternoon. Grows well in just about any kind of soil,even grows in shallow water. Forms upright clumps of cylindrical, leafless green stems with brown stripe at each joint/giving it a bamboo like appearance. Stems are tipped with interesting brown cones. Leaves are reduced to very small node-scales. Prune out old stems that are dry and brown.
Not responsible for any state restrictions or limitations on the shipping of these.
You will be getting sections that are cut back to within 6" for easier shipping. Each cut section will have at least 1-3 stalks with some new growth as well. Un-cut horsetail is also available...it will be shipped cut back to pack into a 36" Priority box.
This will give you an instant hedge with no waiting for it to grow tall again.
This photo above shows the same hedge a customer planted 1 year later...beautiful!
Like the fern spores emerge from these cone-shaped heads on top of the horsetail stalks as seen in this photo below.
50 Gorgeous LIVE Horsetail Rush stalks
These will be cut fresh the day of shipping. Put these in all your floral arrangements for a beautiful new accent to your vase. These will last longer than the flowers! Can be cut to any length depending on the size of vase you have. Also there are thick stalks with smaller stalks attached that give even more texture and the versatility to make even more unusual small vase arrangements. See how both sizes are used in photos here.
The stalks look like miniature bamboo canes. Can be cut on a slant as I have done here in pictures shown with the larger vase. May also leave the rounded flowering spore tips on as shown in the smaller vase which are the bottom pictures.
If any yellowing does occur at tips, just snip back to the green again. Some stalks may even root in water and can then be planted!
Stalks have lasted in my vases for 2-3 weeks and some longer. I will be offering these preserved hopefully Spring 2011.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 (average minimum annual temperature -40ºF)
- Cultural Requirements
- Sun or part shade
- Water - boggy margins of ponds to shallow waters up to 6" deep
- Fertilization unnecessary
- Growth rate rapid, spreading freely at the roots when in a suitable site; not suitable for growing in small areas. Unless restrained by some means, such as a large bottomless container, the plant will soon completely take over a site and will grow into the pond, gradually filling it in.Choose the number of plants below.
Variegated Cattail Typha latifolia variegata
- Flowers (catkins) June and July are 3 inches tall
- Beautiful green and cream colored foliage.
- Will tolerate some shade. Slow growing
- Wonderful specimen plant. Grows 5' tall.
- Hardy zone 5 or higher
Narrow-leaved cattail-Typha angustifolia
There are two species of cattail in our area: narrow-leaved cattail and common cattail. Narrow-leaved cattail leaves are typically 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide; common cattail leaves are typically twice as wide (1/2 to 1 inch). But there's an easier way to distinguish them when a flowering spike is present. On narrow-leaved cattail, there is a gap of 1/2 to 5 inches between male and female flowers (see photo below left). Common cattail normally has no gap between male and female flowers.• Family: Cattail (Typhaceae)
• Habitat: marshes, especially brackish marshes
• Height: 3-6 feet
• Flower size: tiny flowers in a cylindrical head around 1/2 inch across
• Flower color: brown
• Flowering time: May to July
- Great oxygenation for your pond - can be used in your Aquariums as well!
- Shipped bare root
- Each piece will be around 8-14" long
- Excellent plant for fish to spawn in
- Just drop in pond, put in a pot to guarantee winter protection in colder climates.
- Pretty submerged plant that grows across surface & stands above water about 1 foot.
Your plants will be between 8-14" long shipped bare root with moist packing materials.
When these plants first start to come up from the bottom, like most water lilies the leaves are smaller and a bronze color.These will turn greener and longer as they mature.
Primrose creeper is a good pond cover, creating a nice visual effect as it floats out over the water, It holds the last 6 inches or so of the plant upright.The flowers are yellow, single and flat, with four Division is done by cutting the trailing stems, and re-planting the new cuttings.
petals, about an inch wide. The leaves are bright green and shiny.
Hardy in zones 6-11, they will disappear in the winter where they are rooted to the bottom of your pond(or pot) and then send up new growth early spring.
They can be left floating on top of your pond as well, but to over winter in your pond they need to be planted below the freeze line.
Looks very nice potted then tucked away in your rocks to be left tumbling over a waterfall.Parrots feather looks nice inter planted this way too! Look at the parrots feather I have.
This photo above shows you a single plant section as you get when ordered in early Spring. In the later Spring about May when the plants are more mature then your plant will look just like the photo with the flowers .Young Primrose Creeper plant above...looks like this from March- till about May .
The photo above shows the creeper at about 6 weeks ...it looks different at first compared to the plant you see with the yellow flowers. In about 6 weeks or less it will be the same shape and color with the longer ovate leaves as seen in the photo below.
Louisiana Black Gamecock Iris-Bare Root
The Louisiana 'Black Gamecock' Iris is one of the most adaptable Irises that can grow under almost any condition. This plant is a native of wetlands and can be grown in water gardens. Fortunately for most of us, the Louisiana 'Black Gamecock' Iris is easily adaptable to normal growing conditions.
Huge, 4" velvety-black blooms surround yellow markings.
Grows to 24"-36" tall. Zones 4-10
LOUISIANA WATER IRIS "Blood Red" Limited stock
I call this blood red...not sure the exact name...but it is a fantastic red color with striking yellow centers! Remember water iris can still be planted in regular soil or in your bog.water garden.
Grows to 24"-36" Zones 4-10
Sinfonietta Louisiana water Iris - Limited stock
Another gorgeous water iris plant like those above. This purple flower is very pretty planted along the yellow primrose creeper water plants I have!
Again these are shipped bare root and give a wonderful addition to the water garden.
Height: 24-36" tall
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun to Partial Shade
Late Spring/Early Summer
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Description:The Pickerel rush bears shiny olive green spearhead-shape leaves above 2- to 3-foot stems. It quickly forms dense clumps. The spike-shape blue
flower clusters begin to bloom in early summer and last until fall.
Ease of care of pickerel rush: Easy.
Growing pickerel rush: Plant two or three clusters together in a large container for the best effect. This plant does equally well in full sun or partial shade. Its
roots should be covered with 2 to 12 inches of water. Move it to the
deepest part of the pool during the winter.
Propagating pickerel rush: By division.
Uses for pickerel rush:Pickerel rush makes a striking specimen plant for medium to large gardens, but it can be a bit overbearing in a small one.
Great as a cut flower for your vase!
Your pickerel rush is sent in Spring as above photos shows shoots beginning to emerge...later in the year most. leaves are cut back for ease in shipping and for less transplant shock
Slender leaved Arrowhead
Arrowheads are easy to grow as aquarium or bog plants. The principal species and variants in aquarium use have been with the hobby for about as long as we've had aquariums. Indeed, Sagittaria tubers have been a human staple in
North America and
Asia before recorded history.
Classification & Species of Use To Aquarists:
Sagittaria are part of the Alistamaceae, the water-plantain family that includes another important aquarium plant group, the Swordplants of the genus Echinodorus. In the wild, most of these are amphibious marsh plants, of long stemmed aerial leaves, oval to sagittate ("arrow-shaped") in outline. The smaller submerged types bear more linear leaves and reproduce quickly by runners and the occasional small floating flower.
In aquarium use, hobbyists are generally more interested in juvenile, submerged forms; keeping the plant body underwater by either selecting smaller species, containing them in suitable sized systems, or manipulating them through light or trimming procedures.
Grows to a height of 15-40cm and a width of 10-25cm and is an ideal foreground plant for large aquariums or the middle range of aquariums. It forms a slightly dispersed group with its runners.
If allowed to grow out of the water, it will produce oval leaves on petioles with white flowers. Grown in aquarium it will only have the long slender leaves.
Shipped Bare root, you can get 1 large plant that is between 8-12" or more tall and at least 3 years old! Beautiful specimen for your large aquarium! Or see other sizes available below.
These can be set in your aquarium or your pond either way!
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun to Partial Shade
Gorgeous Purple Water Iris
The exact name of this is unknown. It can be planted as a bog plant like the horsetail which looks really nice inter planted with this in a pot then submerged a few inches into your pond or water garden.
The rhizomes on these iris are much smaller than your regular iris plants. You will be getting mature plants but remember they will be much more slender in the root stock size than your backyard iris are.
Height: 12-18: tall