Pond Supplies by Sunland Water Gardens

Aquatic plants: Floating pond plants: Water Lettuce

Pond Supply: Aquatic plants: Floating pond plants: Water Lettuce

Water Lettuce is a very popular floating aquatic plant. It is considered an annual in most areas of the country. It is a very inexpensive way to help achieve a happy balance in your Koi pond or water garden. Water lettuce  has velvety foliage that spreads like strawberry plants across the surface; they may produce inconspicuous white flowers. The bright green leaves are deeply veined and resemble heads of floating lettuce; they grow

Aquatic plants: floating pond plant: Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

Water hyacinth is a popular water garden plant because of the beauty of its large, purple to violet flowers and its interesting floating vegetation.  Koi and other Pond fish love to eat the roots that hang from this free floating pond plant. Although water hyacinth are considered annuals in most zones They can survive California winters if covered on cold winter nights. But most people will just replace them each year.

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Bog Plants: Floating pond plant: Azolla

Azolla are a small type of water fern that floats on the surface of water with their roots hanging in the water. Despite their diminutive size, their hardiness means they can readily inhabit and thrive in freshwater and great speeds. This “super-plant” is an important part of any water garden’s ecosystem.