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  


  
Dwarf Banana Tree (Musa basjoo)
Large green leaves make a beautiful tropical accent to ponds.
Height & Width: 60-90cm T x 0-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Dwarf Blue Bells (Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie')
Rich green foliage gives rise to blue petunia-like flowers. Tolerant of wet or dry conditions.
Height & Width: 20-25cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9-10

  
Dwarf Horsetail (Equisetum scirpoides)
A hardy, vigorous bog plant with attractive clumps of button-topped, delicate green quills.
Height & Width: 12-30cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4-5

  
Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus haspan viviparus)
Produces thin, spiky, tufted flower heads at the tips of thin, round stems. Florets are inconspicuous.
Height & Width: 80-90cm T x 0-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9-11

  
Dwarf Umbrella Palm (Cyperus alternifolius gracilis)
Green spiky foliage resembles an umbrella. Grows best in wet soil.
Height & Width: 45-60cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9

  
European Brooklime (Veronica beccabunga)
This plant has cylindrical, hollow stems and small blue flowers with white centers.
Height & Width: 10-20cm T x 10-20cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4-8

  
Fiber Optic Grass (Scirpus cernuus)
A clumping grass with thin, hair like leaves. Great in mixed containers or in water gardens.
Height & Width: 25-30cm T x 0-30cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 5-9

  
Flowering Rush (Butomus ubellatus)
Large open clusters of fragrant pink flowers early summer, on tall, slender foliage creates an airy, open form.
Height & Width: 70-90cm T x 5-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 3

  
Four Leaf Water Clover (Marsilea quadrifolia)
This tropical bog plant forms a green blanket of four-leaf clover, ideal for shading fish.
Height & Width: 5-15cm T x 5-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 6-7

  
Giant Horsetail Rush (Equisetum giganteum)
Very tall, upright evergreen stems with distinctive brown joints, ideal for bog gardens or pond's edge. Very vigorous.
Height & Width: 60-90cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 3-8