Plant Ideas for Pond

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    seandelevan

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    Hey everyone! Just want some opinions. I have an area of my pond that is kinda bare. I have a bog filled with plants. I have a deep area filled with plants....but I have an area that is about 10 feet long 2-3 feet wide and about 6-7" deep. This is the area that has no plants aside from a few sprigs of parrot feather. It looks naked. What are some plants that would work in this area? They can't get too tall like cattail or pickerel rush or it will spoil the view we have of the mountains. Is there a nice medium sized plant I'm forgetting about? Thanks!
     
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    I love my cork screw. Wife kinda came around to it. Creeping Jenny's work well aong with iris.
     

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    I use grasses and just cut the tops off every once in awhile .They are in the windows screen pockets hanging off the side of the pond 101_1523.JPG
     
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    A submerged plant like hornwort, anacharis. Ludwigia is submerged and emergent. Arrow arum is another bog plant that is fairly slow growing and only gets maybe 18 inches above the water at most.
     
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    Gosh! So many to choose from! Rushes, reeds, sedges, lobelia, cattails, irises, arum, lizard tail, thalia dealbata... basically any marginal plant that is hardy to your zone. With a 2-3 foot shelf, you could really get some plants naturalized. Gravel on the shelf and plant the plants directly in the gravel!
     
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    I really like Smooth Black Sedge. It gets around 1' to 1.5' in my pond. It's the majority of greenery you see around the edges of my pond. They'll take a few inches of water, but can also grow at levels above water if the soil is wet.
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    For my last pond project, I bought two hanging basket pots with a small Pathos in each one. They were 2 for $5.
    Four years later, I had to remove them and they filled the back of my truck tree times.
     
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    My grasses I just cut the tops off and the window screening keeps the roots in check .
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    I have had pennywort; it can be grown either potted or let the runners run.
     
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    What is this variegated grass?

    If you have low light acorus is a good option
     
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    strawberries and cream .It is a great filtering plant and because it is easy to pull and trim roots .I have it in my filters also ,no dirt bare root .I just pull them out trim the roots and divide them and cut the tops off with a sharp knife 101_1592.JPG 101_1560.JPG
     
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    Yeah it's a type of canary grass. Big fan.
     
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    Are you talking about the same kind of lobelia that my wife has in hanging baskets on our front porch? If so that would be really cool. Love those.
     

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    Interesting. I do have anacharis growing like gang busters in the deeper part of the pond. But I did put a few sprigs of ludwigia from a planted aquarium I have so that will be cool if that takes off.
     
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    Cool. Looks like it's hard to find though....well online at least. Can only find it being sold as seeds.
     
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    They survived the winter?
     
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    Regular Garden Lilies..... Grow like crazy bare root in a basket IMG_6897.JPG
     
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    Now this an interesting option. I have a bunch of these all over the yard that I'm probably going to dig up and divide in the fall. Probably going to have to wait until spring though if I'm going to try to put some in a pond. Or am I wrong?
     
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    I am going to put these back in the ground over the winter and then put them back in the spring, but I might leave part just to see if they will survive,
     
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    Take a tuber and give it a try. Worse case you lose 1 off spring and not the whole plant. Trial and error and learning Is pond life.
     
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