Water Garden Plants

Water Garden Plants could be that last little component that your backyard water garden needs. Or, maybe you're just looking to add some different varieties to existing pond plants.

This list gives you several water plant choices. Everything from floating plants to bog plants.

Incorporate these fine species into any Container Water Garden or other water feature, and watch out for a spectacular display of color and beauty!

Bog Plants

These plants require their roots to either be submerged in the water or in very wet soil.

  • Aquatic Canna
  • Black Taro
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Corkscrew
  • Dwarf Cattail
  • Horsetail Rush
  • Sweet Flag
  • Purple or Pink Pickerel Rush
  • Variegated Water Celery
  • Zebra


These water plants simply float on the waters surface.

  • Giant Velvet Leaf
  • Parrots' Feather
  • Sensitive Plant
  • Water Hyacinth
  • Water Lettuce

Surface Plants

Surface plants have their leaves floating on the surface and their roots growing in soil.

  • Arrowheads
  • Blue Flag Iris
  • Cork Screw Rush
  • Dwarf Papyrus
  • Lotus
  • Variegated Four-leaf Water Clover
  • Water Blue Bells
  • Water Hawthorne
  • Water Lilies
  • Yellow Floating Heart

Submerged Plants

Submerged means that the leaves are under the waters surface, while the roots can either be in soil or floating freely.

  • Anacharis
  • Cabomba
  • Fanwort
  • Hornwort
  • Jungle Vall
  • Wild Celery

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