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  


  
Giant Rhubarb (Gunnera manicata)
Huge leaves are excellent for disguising pond water sources. Bristly green-red flowers in July.
Height & Width: 91cm T
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 7-9

  
Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea')
A spreading groundcover for moist woodland soil, banks, or cascading. Features golden leaves.
Height & Width: 7.5cm T
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 3-8

  
Hardy Pink Petunia (Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi Chi')
Rich green foliage gives rise to pink petunia-like flowers. Tolerant of wet or dry conditions.
Height & Width: 60-90cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 9-10

  
Hardy Water Canna (Thalia dealbata)
Bold, striking plant whose foliage resembles a canna or bird of paradise plant. Purplish blooms.
Height & Width: 120-180cm T x 25cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 6-10

  
Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus)
Striking flowers on large plants. Ideal for boggy soils, around natural ponds and in shallow water .
Height & Width: 80-100cm T
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5-10

  
Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
Submerged hardy aquatic has stiff, narrow branches and whorls of leaves. Oxygenator.
Height & Width: 20-50cm T x 40-90cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4

  
Hygro Giant (Hygrophila corymbosa)
A vigorous Southeast Asian native that thrives in water. Violet flowers when immersed.
Height & Width: 25-40cm T x 40-60cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9

  
Imperial Taro (Colocasia antiquorum illustris)
Large, textured green leaves blotched with violet-black resemble an elephant's ear.
Height & Width: 90-120cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9

  
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe')
Pink flowers atop tall stems of whirling green leaves. Attracts butterflies to water gardens.
Height & Width: 150cm T x 0-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 4

  
Joseph's Coat (Alternanthera 'Ruby Waters')
Spreading plant with striking burgundy foliage. Lovely at garden's edge. Attracts butterflies.
Height & Width: 40cm T
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9-10