common hardy water plants

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    from last year, from the old pond, i have some plants that stayed alive all year around. and some that did not.

    what would be some common plants that i could get hear in chicago that will survive the winter and i wont have to worry about?

    would a lily pad be a plant that will come back every year???
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    A hardy one for your area would come back ...Start a hardy lotis you wont be sorry..
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    Were is Chicagoland ?
     
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    Aurora, just south west of Chicago.
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    I came from hanover park
     
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    I'm on the southside of chicago and have had several plants come back after this past winter. I've had excellent luck with arrowheads my hardy water lilies also my horsetail rush. Think I restarted the newest pond with 15 overwintered plants from last summer and they are going strong:)
     
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    I have had about the same results. All of my water lillies are hardy enough for the Northwest, and I just keep them in the pond all year round. My horsetail rush comes back in a little late in the spring, but gets about four feet tall. Each spring I have to repot my horsetail rush because they grow so fast and become root bound in the potting basket.
     
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    oldmarine Married 32 years

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    Just curious. What are hardy lotus? According to the local pond dealer near me tells me that there aren't any hardy lotus.

    What varieties are you refering to?
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    never heard of a hardy lotus!!!
     
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    oldmarine Married 32 years

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    DrCase noted above, recommened hardy lotis. I've never heard of it either. Does it really exist?
     
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    oldmarine Married 32 years

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    I stand corrected. I went to www.tricker.com, and found that they sell several varieties of Hardy lotis.
     
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    Great web site. What others out there I'm not knowing about?
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    WELL NOW!! all ive ever heard about lotus', is they are a pain in the rear. never tried one.. maybe next year.. i'm nickle and diming it thru already this year!!
     
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    Robyn A Ponder-ing Newbie

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    Just do not use ANY salt with lotus I have been told. They really dislike it.
     
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    try Tricker.com for hardy lotus
     
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