Water Gardening Plants

Add natural beauty to your background pond with selections from Cozyn’s Garden Gallery’s fantastic water plant collection.

Enjoy the vivid, clear colours of water lilies, the airy texture of cattails or the striking contrast of black magic taro.

Water garden plants add beauty, colour and texture to your design while providing protection for your fish and helping to keep your water healthy and clear.


Common Name    Category  
Botanical Name   Light Requirements  
Zone  


  
African Sunset Canna (Canna 'African Sunset')
Striking yellow and green foliage, bright orange flowers all season long.
Height & Width: 120-150cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9

  
Aquatic Mint (Mentha aquatica)
Fragrant mint foliage with bronze to red highlights and lilac flowers are lovely at water's edge.
Height & Width: 20-30cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 5-11

  
Arrow Arum (Peltandra virginica)
Narrow, arrow-shaped leaves with distinct veins on tall stems. A vigorous plant for the bog garden.
Height & Width: 25-40cm T
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5-9

  
Arrow Head (Sagittaria latifolia)
Deep green foliage and striking white flowers make a dramatic presence in the water garden.
Height & Width: 30-60cm T x 0-10cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 3-10

  
Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri)
Lush, light green leaves and pale violet to white flowers. May also be used as groundcover.
Height & Width: 20-25cm T x 40-60cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 6-11

  
Black Magic Taro (Colocasia esculenta 'Ualtia Pele')
Dark purple, nearly black leaves and dark burgundy stems. Best grown in fertile, wet soils.
Height & Width: 90-120cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9

  
Blue Water Forget Me Not (Myosotis palustris scorpioides)
Charming true blue flowers bloom all season atop trailing green foliage. Delightful at water's edge.
Height & Width: 15-22cm T
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 3-9

  
Blue Water Iris (Iris versicolor)
This native plant forms large clumps of narrow sword-shaped leaves. Elegant blue flowers May-June.
Height & Width: 90-100cm T x 0-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Bog Bean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
Fuzzy pink-white flowers bloom early spring. Leaves rise above the water's surface. Creeping habit.
Height & Width: 15-22cm T x 0-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 4

  
Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana)
Delicate, finely cut, feathery foliage. Does best when submerged in slow-moving water.
Height & Width: 20-40cm T x 40-60cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 5-8