When planning your water garden feature, you may want to consider bloom times and length of bloom time when you make your selections. You may want to consider plants as focal points in your pond and may want to choose plants that add a splash of color!
Plants with long blooming seasons are listed below:
Hardy Waterlily (comes in shades of red, white, purple, blue, pink, yellow, peach and changeables) and blooms all season long in full sun.
Tropical Waterlily (comes in shades of red, white, purple, blue, pink, yellow, peach and changeables) and blooms all season long in full sun.
Pickerel Rush is a tall plant that gives vertical interest and well as beautiful foliage and pink, blue or white blooms. Blooms from June until frost.
Thalia Dealbata is tall, tropical looking plant with elegant purple blooms and lovely green foliage. Grows quickly in moist soil and full sun.
Yerba Mansa is an exquisite plant with a splendid white bloom and conical centers. Grows all summer until frost, adds interest!
Siberian Pink Cups has delicate, cheerful little pink cup-like blooms and dainty foliage. Blooms off and on all summer long.
Lemon Drops has nice green foliage and lemon drop, cone shaped blooms. Adds a little whimsey to your water garden. (Also an herb) Blooms June until frost.
Arrowhead is a tall plant with vertical interest, striking, arrowhead shaped leaves and small, lovely, white flowers.
Lotus are exquisite plants with beautiful foliage and exotic blooms. Colors range from versicolor, bright whites, creamy whites, buttery yellows, bright yellows, brilliant reds, and every shade of pink from bright pink to a breath of pink brushed over the bloom tips! Lotus range in size from very small (exquisite of bowl) 8-12", dwarf, 12-14", medium, 1-2', and tall, 3-5'. and taller! Petal counts on lotus range from single to double to multi-petal blooms. Lotus blooms June until frost, in full sun.
Peace Lily has lovely, shiny green leaves and beautiful white or pink blooms.