Notes: Water hyacinths are one of the most common plants seen in water gardens. This floating plant is native to South America and very sensitive to cold weather. Water hyacinths have round, glossy green leaves held on upright, fleshy stalks. Short plants usually have a large “ball” at the base of each leaf.
Duckweeds can be aggressive invaders of ponds and are often found mixed in with mosquito fern or watermeal. If colonies cover the surface of the water, then oxygen depletions and fish kills can occur. These plants should be controlled before they cover the entire surface of the pond.
Eucharis is a genus of about 15-20 species of Neotropical plants in the Amaryllis family, native to Central America and South America, from Guatemala south to Bolivia. Some species have become naturalized in Mexico, the West Indies, and scattered tropical islands.
Mosquito Fern or Azolla is a small free-floating fern approximately 1 to 3/8 inches wide. Leaves of the mosquito fern overlap giving a quilted look to the surface and hide the stem. A single root protrudes from each stem. Mosquito ferns can vary in color from green to red and are generally found in quiet ponds protected from wind action.
Green Star Lotus Plant Description Green Star Lotus is a SENSATIONAL addition to your koi pond, water garden or in large, ornamental containers on your deck or patio! An exceptionally beautiful, tall, white, classic single petal flower with a lime-green receptacle that is surrounded by golden-yellow stamens.
Water lettuce makes one of the best container plants and micro pond plants out there. They even make for great table top water garden plants, or center piece displays. Water lettuce is indeed a great beginner plant for the beginning water gardener and yet a challenge for the world’s greatest botanists.