Land plants that will grow in pond

bonniez3(z3MN)May 28, 2011

This subject was on the forum a few years ago, and I can't find it. So, can we start a list of land plants that will grow well in water??

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I have grown the following:
swampy wet soil:
Siberian iris
creeping jenny
marsh marigold
swamp hibiscus
all kinds of rushes
calla lilies
sometimes crocosmia :)

    Bookmark   May 28, 2011 at 5:43PM
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Growing now in my stream and bog pond; tomatoes, chives, mums, elephant ear, black taro, and day lilies.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2011 at 10:49PM
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catherinet(5 IN)


    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 10:58AM
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Min3 South S.F. Bay CA

beware of chocolate mint! it will fill up your pond!
wish i had never bought that 6 pack.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 11:36AM
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Great post...ya never know what treasure might have
been discovered since the last discussion. Been experimenting a bit..

sweet potato vine

plopped a few pieces from a trim job elsewhere into my skippy last year & *voila* FINALLY no more skippy visible (watercress & hyacinth don't care for my pond) the chartruese & bronze combo was striking

black EE

nestled a broken stem in gravel in an elevated pot in my lil settling pond and was pleasantly surprised


took off overnight, what a monster! whodathunk?


highly invasive in my neck o' the woods & still losing the battle after many yrs of trying to eradicate it from MY LAWN, grr! (inherited from previous owner). saw a gorgeous stand of it in someone's bog here & couldn't resist... stuck a few, bare-root in some gravel. lovely - if ya can't beat em, join em. that led to...

tradescantia/purple heart

thriving in dry soil next to my pond. plopped a broken sprig into the pond...then thought to add a sprig of wandering jew/zebrina. another striking combo.

How I wish impatiens would work for me. They live but do not thrive in my pond. Although they bloom, they're the same size end of season as they were when I put them in. Same with hostas =[

Hopin' for some more ideas here, ponders!

bless ya's


    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 2:54PM
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Work part-time at our local nursery ---
reading this and wishing my stream was longer!!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 3:07PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

Min3......."wish I'd never bought that 6 pack". How true!
The man who lived on this property before we bought it planted several invasive bushes. (he bought them from the DNR). Now they cover our 33 acres. Bummer!!

I've also made the mistake with a couple yard plants and it will probably take my lifetime to get rid of them.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 4:39PM
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So many plants! I can hardly wait to get to the nursery to pick up more plants!

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 4:57PM
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I put ajuna in a foam kneeling pad (poke holes in the pad, stick the plant roots into the holes) and float it. It looks lovely all summer, covering the foam and sending out babies that float on the water. It often lives through the winter if I put it on the ground in the fall.

Lysimacha (a relative of creeping jenny) is lovely but can also become invasive, just look at my front lawn!!!! It does love wet feet so a bog or pond is great.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 6:28PM
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