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  


  
Spearwort (Ranunculus lingua grandiflora)
Bright yellow flowers bloom all season above narrow leaves. Prefers slow-moving water.
Height & Width: 30-60cm T x 0-30cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4-9

  
Star Grass (Dichromena colorata)
Grows best in shallow water and strong light. Green leaves, white star flowers bloom all summer.
Height & Width: 30-45cm T
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 7-10

  
Sword Plant (Echinodorus cordifolius 'Marble Queen')
This water plant has large, variegated foliage and white flowers that resemble apple blossoms.
Height & Width: 25cm T x 0-30cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 7-10

  
Variegated Japanese Iris (Iris ensata 'Variegata')
Deep purple blooms over green and white striped foliage. Excellent for planting near water.
Height & Width: 60-80cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 4-9

  
Variegated Manna Grass (Glyceria aquatica 'Variegata')
Striking variegated leaves with cream and pink contrast bold accent plants such as canna and taro.
Height & Width: 30-60cm T x 0-15cm D
Light Requirements: Sun or Shade
Zone: Zone 5-9

  
Variegated Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus 'Variegatus')
Striking white striped foliage provides colour and texture at water's edge or in water gardens.
Height & Width: 30-45cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Sun or Shade
Zone: Zone 4-10

  
Water Avens (Geum rivale)
Striking red flowers bloom all summer and are beautiful in the garden. Performs best in moist sites.
Height & Width: 25-30cm T
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 5-8

  
Water Cress (Nasturtium officinale)
Low trailing peppery greens with white flowers grow easily in small streams or boggy watersides.
Height & Width: 15-23cm T x 0-5cm D
Light Requirements: Full to Partial Sun
Zone: Zone 4-9

  
Water Lily (Nymphaea)
Beautiful multi-petaled flowers and green leaves float on the water's surface.
Height & Width: 10cm T x 45-60cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4-10

  
Water Plantain (Alisma plantago aquatica)
Airy white flowers in Summer complement bold foliage. Lovely hardy plant for shallow water.
Height & Width: 50-90cm T x 5-15cm D
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5