Water Garden

Water GardenBenefits of a Water Garden

There are many benefits to having a water garden, including these:

  • Serenity of still water
  • Refreshment of gently splashing waterfall
  • Reflection of surrounding landscape
  • Beauty of water lilies
  • Habitat for fish
  • Habitat for frogs and their tadpoles
  • Breeding habitat for dragonflies and damselflies
  • Water source for birds for drinking and bathing
  • Aquatic Plants

Aquatic Plants

Common NameBotanical NameType
Water Lily (tropical, red bloom, night bloomer)Nymphaea ‘Jennifer Rebecca’Submerged, floating-leaved
Water Lily (hardy, yellow bloom)Nymphaea sp.Submerged, floating-leaved
Water Lily (tropical, lavender bloom)Nymphaea 'Lindsey Woods'Submerged, floating-leaved
Water Lily (tropical, white bloom)Nymphaea 'Paul Stetson'Submerged, floating-leaved
AnacharisElodea canadensisSubmerged
HornwortCeratophyllum demersumSubmerged
Bacopa - LemonBacopa carolinianaMarginal
Dwarf Variegated SweetflagAcorus gramineus 'Variegatus'Marginal


Common NameScientific Name
ShubunkinCarassius auratus

Terrestrial Plants

Common NameScientific Name
CannaCanna x generalis
Foxtail FernAsparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii'
Maiden GrassMiscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’
Mexican Fan PalmWashingtonia robusta
Variegated GingerAlpinia zerumbet 'Variegata'

Helpful Links

Water Gardening In Texas
Nelson Water Gardens

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