The Best Plants for Your Backyard Pond

The Best Plants for Your Backyard Pond

Pond plants are a great way to add even more beauty to your backyard. The list of aquatic plants species is long, but we here at Paradise Ponds by Ed Dedicke think you should consider some of the following:

Yellow Marsh Marginal

These single yellow flowers and deep green leaves with scalloped edges are one of the first plants to bloom in spring — and they’ll continue to bloom throughout the summer. They’re ideal for cool, shady locations and will grow about 1-2 inches high.

Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny is often used as ground cover in terrestrial gardens — a garden on dry land. However, this plant species will also thrive in an aquatic setting. Creeping Jenny grows approximately 2 inches high and acts as a beautiful filler plant. It provides great contrast against gray stones. As an added bonus, pretty yellow flowers bloom on the plant during the summer months.

Cardinal Flower

Love birds? This delightful flower will have them flocking — especially hummingbirds. With red bell like flowers, this plant can grow as high as 3 feet.

Water Lettuce

Its name may sound silly, but water lettuce creates a charming aesthetic in your pond. The lime-green plant looks like a floating head of lettuce. They provide shade for your fish, are simple to grow, and reproduce during the summer.

Are you ready to install a backyard pond in your home? Maybe you just need to spruce an existing pond up with some aquatic plants? Paradise Ponds by Ed Dedicke offers professional pond design, installation, repair, and maintenance services to Nassau County, Long Island. If you live in Bethpage, Hicksville, Babylon, Westbury, or the surrounding area, contact us at 516-334-1122.


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