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  


  
Parrot's Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
Lush foliage brings a soft, feathery texture to the water garden's edge. Trailing habit.
Height & Width: 15-20cm T x 20-30cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 6

  
Pennywort (Hydrocotyle)
Lovely ground cover for ponds, streams and waterfalls where leaves and stems trail in moving water.
Height & Width: 5-15cm T x 10-20cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 6

  
Pickerel Rush (Pontederia cordata)
This hardy, clumping bog plant has continuous spikes of deep blue-purple flowers Summer to Fall.
Height & Width: 45-90cm T x 0-10cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 4-8

  
Purple Waffle (Hemigraphis exotica)
This annual is a great choice for erosion control and groundcover on moist banks and water's edge.
Height & Width: 15-30cm T x 20-40cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 9

  
Rainbow Water Celery (Oenanthe fistulosa 'Flamingo')
Colourful lacy variegated green, white and pink foliage highlight the water garden. Excellent for water's edge. Vigorous grower.
Height & Width: 15-20cm T
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 4-10

  
Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata)
Produces strap shaped green foliage that will die back in early summer. Bright red flowers follow in August.
Height & Width: 45cm T
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 7-10

  
Ribbon Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Striking variegated foliage brightens the garden. Vigorous grower, ideal for stream banks and erosion control.
Height & Width: 30-45cm T x 0-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 4

  
Scarlet River Lily (Schizostylis coccinea)
A beautiful plant that produces spikes of large, orange-red flowers above grass like foliage.
Height & Width: 30-60cm T
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 7-9

  
Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica)
Plentiful small, white flowers bloom all summer. Great cut flower.
Height & Width: 40cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Partial Shade
Zone: Zone 3-10

  
Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)
Fragrant, light purple flowers rise above clumps of fleshy leaves. Garlic-scented leaves.
Height & Width: 50-80cm T
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 7-11