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Here at Swimming Flowers Fishery, we understand that having a flawless pond is a very important aspect of any backyard. That is why we grow and maintain a variety of breathtaking aquatic plants to enhance any pond. Our aquatic plants will not only bring your pond to the next level, but they will also serve in your pond’s ecosystem, as they provide a food source to fish and native life, a habitat, removal of carbon dioxide and production of oxygen through photosynthesis.
Hardy Water Canna
Marginal aquatic perennial that features long-stalked canna like foliage and violet blue flowers. It is a tall plant that lends a tropical flavor to ponds and water gardens.
Produces a tightly packed rosette of leaves that grow up to a foot tall.
Best in either damp soils or in emergent water habitats, including wetlands and the edges of ponds and streams.
A perennial plant that grows from a bulb. The six petals are strongly recurved at their tips. The petals are violet–blue. The flowers are strongly and sweetly scented. The seeds are black, and germinate on the soil surface.
Blue Pickerel Rush
Lovely, green, pond plant with large, lush, green leaves and small blue-purple flower spikes. Flower spikes bloom above the dark, glossy, green foliage nonstop all summer long into October.
Pink Pickerel Rush
An attractive plant with lush, green foliage and soft- pink flower spikes that bloom regally above the foliage on this popular aquatic pond plant. Flowers bloom all summer long attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your water garden.
Blooming flowers pink in bud, the Water Forget-Me-Not, become blue when fully open, with yellow centers and white honey guides. The plant is distinguished by its long style. The leaves are oblong to linear and pubescent on both sides. It blooms from mid-spring to first frost in temperate climates.
Lavender Musk, also known as Monkey Flower, produces small light pink flowers during it's long blooming season. The soft green leaves blend well with blue rush or sedge marginal plants for a natural look to any pond or water garden. Lavender Musk are ideal pond border plants that can be planted in a container, aquatic plant baskets or directly in your bog.
Several stems grow from the base and are lined with pairs of lance-shaped leaves. It grows quickly during spring and blooms white, purple and pink colored flowers from May through July, continuing to bloom even later in the year if given water. The plant dies with the first frost, and although lemon beebalm is an annual, it's seeds can germinate and grow the following year.
The Creeping Jenny plant has rounded leaves, and cup-shaped yellow flowers in summer. It is particularly associated with damp or even wet areas, though in cultivation it will tolerate drier conditions.
Creeping water primrose
A small native Primrose plant that is often seen in marshes and pond margins. It blooms with small yellow to white flowers in spring-fall.
A flowering plant native to Southeast Asia, the Chameleon Plant grows a small white and yellow flower with vibrant green and red leaves. It grows in moist, shady locations.
Small to medium size perennial herbaceous plant of the buttercup family, native to marshes, fens, ditches and wet woodland in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It flowers between April and August, depending on altitude and latitude, but occasional flowers may occur at other times.
These plants have a simple structure, lacking an obvious stem or leaves. The greater part of each plant is a small organized "thallus" or "frond" structure only a few cells thick, often with air pockets that allow it to float on or just under the water surface. Depending on the species, each plant may have no root or may have one or more simple rootlets.
The roots of Lotus are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on the water's surface or are held well above it. The flowers are usually found on thick stems rising several centimeters above the leaves. (Red, Pink, Cream, Yellow, Double White w/ Pink, White w/ Pink, Dark Pink w/ Red)
The flowers are bicolored. Color ranges from white to pale lavender with the upper corolla lip pale violet or white, arching over the lower lip mottled in dark purple.
The Pickerel Weed plant flowers in late summer. The purple flowers have yellow markings which may assist in attracting bees for pollination. Leaf shape varies considerably across populations.
The leaves are hairless, linear, alternate and mostly basal on a simple, jointless stem that bears the flowering spikes.
Flowers usually grow to be 6 to 8 inches long. After the flowers reach maturity the white flowers turn brown, giving the plant its name, Lizard's Tail. The leaves are usually heart-shaped or arrow-shaped and are arranged alternately on the stem. When the leaves are crushed they release a citrus or sassafras aroma. As an aquatic plant, Lizard Tail is an important food source for many wetland animals, including beavers.
Most Tropical Water Lilies can survive all year in zones 9 and 10. Tropical water lilies have a wider selection of colors to choose from and most have a larger spread than hardy water lilies. Hardy water lilies have the benefit of coming back each year. In addition to the beauty a water lily will add to your water garden, Water Lilies also provide cover to your water feature, which will help keep algae growth down and protect your fish from predators.
The plants are large tropical and subtropical herbaceous perennials with a rhizomatous rootstock. The broad, flat, alternate leaves that are such a feature of these plants, grow out of a stem in a long, narrow roll and then unfurl. The leaves are typically solid green, but some cultivars have brownish, maroon, or even variegated leaves.
With broad, thick, glossy leaves, Water Hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 3 feet in height. The leaves are 4–8 inches across on a stem which is floating by means of buoyant bulb-like nodules at its base above the water surface. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks.
Water Lettuce resembles a floating head of cabbage or lettuce. The foliage of this pond plant is unique in that it is ribbed and velvety, and the color ranges from light green to lime-green. Small white flowers appear at the base of the leaves. A popular choice for pond owners who have water gardens that are located in shade or part shade. Water lettuce, like water hyacinth will compete with algae for nutrients and provide shade and coverage.
Duck Potato or Arrowhead has arrow-shaped leaves and spikes of snow white flower clusters with bright yellow centers. The pretty flowers bloom all summer and accent the lush dark green foliage.
Parrot feather gets its name from its feather-like leaves that are arranged around the stem in whorls of four to six. Attached to the Parrot feather are pinkish-white flowers that extend approximately 1/16 inches long. As the water warms in the Spring, parrot feathers begin to flourish.