Irises For Water Gardens


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Irises are the perfect water garden plants for the novice pond owner, and thrive to the point of over abundance in almost any water garden!  Here is a list of some of my favorite Irises for water gardens, all of these are great places to begin when filling a pond.

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Six Great Water Garden Plants You Can Find Anywhere

Cultivating water gardens can seem more difficult than it is.  The perfect plants to start your water garden may be no further away than a trip to your local big box store.  Before you put too much thought into purchasing rare plants for your pond,  take a look at these garden center classics that will thrive in your pond, and make you look like a water gardening genius when you combine them!

Common Garden Center Plants That Love Water Gardens:

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Canna Lily                          Creeping Jenny                               Hibiscus


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Elephant Ears                             Iris                                     Zebra Grass

All of these plants are perennial when cared for properly, and while the Elephant Ears must be moved indoors in cold winter climates along with the rhizome root system of the Canna lily to preserve them for the next year, they are all easily cared for.  Plant these plants in containers that you place in your garden to ensure that the root systems of the hardier plants (like the Iris and Zebra Grass) don’t latch onto the pebble bottom of your pond.


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