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Information About Top Water Gardening Aquatic Plants ... List By Colour and Latin Name

This list is an alternative view of the table of aquatic plants shown here will help you choose the kind and colour of aquatic or water garden plant you would like to see growing in your garden pond. The list shows 6 variables for most entries as organized below. Many people prefer this view of information supplied like this and printing short sections of the page is also made easier.

Order of fields for listings on remainder of this web page

  1. Usage

  2. Latin Name

  3. Common Name

  4. Light Preference

  5. Flowering time

  6. Colour

  7. Height (max) at Maturity in Feet

  8. Water depth Inches

Blue and Lilac Colour Pond Plants

Marginal

Veronica beccabunga

Brooklime

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

Blue

1

up to 1 ft

 

Marginal

Veronica  longifolia

 

Semi shade

Summer

Blue

3.2

very shallow

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Liatris Spicata

Gayfeather

Sun

Summer

Lilac

3

 

Bog/Pond Edge 

Cardamine Pratensis

Cuckoo Flower

All areas

Spring

Lilac

1

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Stachys Palustris

Marsh Woundwort

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

Lilac

3

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Comarum Palustre

 

All areas

Summer

Lilac

0.6

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Cirsium Palustre

Plume Thistle

Semi shade

Summer

Lilac

5

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Geranium Palustre

Cranesbill

Semi shade

Summer

Lilac

1.8

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Molinia Coerulea

Tussocky Grass

Semi shade

Summer

Lilac

1.8

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Phragmites Australis

Reed

Semi shade

Summer

Lilac

6

 

Marginal

Hottonia palustris

Water Violet

Sun

Summer

Lilac

1.8

up to 1 ft

Marginal

Mentha aquatica

Water Mint

Semi shade

Summer

Lilac

2.8

up to 1 ft

Marginal

Eichornia crassipes

Water Hyacinth

Sun

Summer

Lilac

floats

more than 1 foot

Marginal

 

Mixed Colours Avalable

Primula denticulata

Drumstick Primula

Semi shade

Spring

Mixed

 

very shallow

Water Lily

Nymphaea spp.

Fast - Growing  Water

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

Mixed

 

2 to 3 feet

Water Lily

Nymphaea spp.

Very Fast - Growing

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

Mixed

 

more than 3 feet

Water Lily

Nymphaea spp.

Dwarf Water Lilies

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

Mixed

 

up to 1 ft

Water Lily

Nymphaea spp.

Medium - Fast - Growing

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

Mixed

 

1 to 2 feet


 

Pink Colour Pond Plants

Bog/Pond Edge

Ajuga Reptans

Bugle

Semi shade

Spring

Pink

1

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Dianthus Superbus

Pinks

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

Pink

2

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Mentha Longifolia

Horse Mint

Semi shade

Summer

Pink

3

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Mentha Rotundifolia

Round - Leafed Mint

Semi shade

Summer

Pink

2

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Eupatorium Cannabinum

Hemp Agrimony

Sun

Summer

Pink

5

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Liatris Spicata

Gayfeather

Sun

Summer

Pink

3

 

Marginal

Polygonum amphibium

Amphibious Bistort

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

Pink

1

up to 1 ft

Marginal

Epilobium hirsutum

Great Willowherb

Sun

Spring-Autumn

Pink

4

very shallow

Marginal

Rumex aquaticus

Scottish Dock

Semi shade

Summer

Pink

2

about 6 inches

Marginal

Gratiola officinalis

 

Sun

Summer

Pink

1.3

very shallow


 

Red Colour Pond Plants

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Symphytum Officinale

Common Comfrey

Semi shade

Summer

Red

4

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Lythrum Salicaria

Purple Loosestrife

Sun

Spring-Autumn

Red

6

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Geum Rivale

Water Avens

Semi shade

Summer

Red

2

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Impatiens Noli - Tangere

Busy Lizzie

Semi shade

Summer

Red

4

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Primula Vialii

Rockery Primrose

Semi shade

Summer

Red

1.5

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Calluna Vulgaris

Heather, Ling

Sun

Summer

Red

1.8

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Potentilla Palustris

Marsh Cinquefoil

Sun

Summer

Red

1.4

 

Marginal

Menyanthes trifoliata

Bog Bean

Semi shade

Spring

Red

1

up to 1 ft

Bog/Pond Edge

 

White Colour Pond Plants

Ajuga Reptans

Bugle

Semi shade

Spring

White

1

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Liatris Spicata

Gayfeather

Sun

Summer

White

3

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Petasites Hybridus

Butterbur

All areas

Spring

White

1.8

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Eriophorum Angustifolium

Cotton Grass

Semi shade

Spring

White

1.7

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Eriophorum Latifolium

Cotton Grass

Semi shade

Spring

White

2

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Filipendula Ulmaria

Meadowsweet

Semi shade

Summer

White

5

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Mentha Piperita

Peppermint

Semi shade

Summer

White

3

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Symphytum Officinale

Common Comfrey

Semi shade

Summer

White

4

 

Marginal

Gratiola officinalis

 

Sun

Summer

White

1.3

very shallow

Marginal

Saururus cernuus

Lizard's Tail

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

White

3.3

up to 1 ft

 

Marginal

Trapa natans

Water Chestnut

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

White

to surface

1 to 2 feet

 

Marginal

Aponogeton distachyos

Water Hawthorn

Sun

Spring-Autumn

White

to surface

more than 1 foot

 

Marginal

Alisma plantago - aquatica

Water Plantain

Semi shade

Summer

White

2.5

up to 1 ft

 

Marginal

Ranunculus aquatilis

Water Crowfoot

Semi shade

Summer

White

to surface

1 to 2 feet

 

Marginal

Butomus umbellatus

Flowering Rush

Sun

Summer

White

4

up to 1 ft

 

Marginal

Hottonia palustris

Water Violet

Sun

Summer

White

1.8

up to 1 ft

 

Marginal

Hydrocharis morsus ranae

Frog  Bit

Sun

Summer

White

floats

more than 1 foot

 

Marginal

Sagittaria sagittifolia

Arrowhead

Sun

Summer

White

1.3

up to 1 ft

 

Marginal

Stratiotes aloides

Water Soldier

Sun

Summer

White

floats

more than 1 foot

 

Oxygenator

Elodea, Egeria canadensis

Canadian Pondweed

Sun

Summer

White

sub-surface oxygenator

more than 1 foot

 

Water Lily

Nymphaea alba

White Water Lily

Semi shade

Spring-Autumn

White

to surface

more than 1 foot

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Trollius Europaeus

Globeflower

All areas

Spring-Autumn

Yellow

2

 


 

Bog/Pond Edge

Hypericum Calycinium

Rose Of Sharon

Semi shade

Summer

Yellow

1

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Hypericum Moserianum

St. John' S Wort

Semi shade

Summer

Yellow

1

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Lysimachia Nummularia

Creeping Jenny

Semi shade

Summer

Yellow

0.3

 

Bog/Pond Edge

Lysimachia Vulgaris

Yellow Loosestrife

Semi shade

Summer

Yellow

5

 

Marginal

Caltha palustris

Marsh Marigold

All Areas

Spring

Yellow

0.7

 

Marginal

Ligularia tangutica

Golden Rays

All Areas

Spring-Autumn

Yellow

4

very shallow

Marginal

Calla palustris

Bog Arum

All Areas

Summer

Yellow

1.3

up to 1 ft

Marginal

Iris pseudacorus

Common Flag

All Areas

Summer

Yellow

2.6

up to 1 ft

 

Marginal

Nuphar lutea

Yellow Water Lily

All Areas

Summer

Yellow

to surface

1 to 3 feet

 

Marginal

Acorus calamus

Sweet Flag

Sun

Summer

Yellow

4

up to 1 ft

 

Marginal

Ranunculus lingua

Great Spearwort

Sun

Summer

Yellow

2.2

up to 1 ft

 

Oxygenator

Utricularia vulgaris

Common Bladderwort

Sun

Summer

Yellow

sub-surface oxygenator

more than 1 foot

 

Water Lily

Nymphoides peltata

Water Fringe

Semi shade

Summer

Yellow

to surface

1 to 2 feet

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