Aquatic Plants to Use in Water Features

Aquatic Plants to Use in Your Jacksonville Backyard Water Features

If you’re looking for unique, vibrant, and eye-catching ways to spruce up your Jacksonville backyard water features, water plants and flowers can be exactly what you need to liven things up. Aquatic plants are one of the most overlooked landscaping elements.  When you’re in the market for something to give your backyard pond a little makeover, don’t forget about these. Here are some great pond flowers that you should use if you’re looking to add another level of plant life into your backyard’s water features.

Red Water Lilies – If you’re looking to add a bright pop of color to your Jacksonville backyard water features, the Nymphaea ‘Escarboucle’ water lily is a great choice. It’s one of the most recognized water lilies because of its vivid, red and pink colors. Not only is this stunning water plant a great choice to add if you’re looking for pop of color, but it’s also easy to maintain throughout the year, too. It’s recommended that you start growing your Nymphaea ‘Escarboucle’ water lily inside in a pot and then transfer it to your pond once it’s warm enough outdoors. These gorgeous lilies do best in deeper ponds and water features.

Creeping Jenny plants – When your Jacksonville backyard water features are in need of a little more green than bright spots of color, the Creeping Jenny plant is a perfect addition. This luscious plant, which is also known as Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’,  can be grown on land to fill in bare spots or can grow in the shallow, damp soil of your water features for a different texture. To make sure that this plant is thriving and showing its best color, make sure it’s placed in full sun.

Mini Yellow Water Lilies – Perhaps you have a smaller pond in your backyard, and are looking for a flower that will be sure to thrive in this shallow area. The Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola, otherwise known as mini or dwarf water lilies, is an ideal water lily for shallow Jacksonville backyard water features. Mini water lilies are not only tiny in size, but they require less maintenance than other pond plants. These small but striking water flowers grow best when your pond is in direct, undisturbed sunlight.

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