Ponds and water gardens have been popular in garden design for centuries and over recent years, and of course they rely on pond plants both for aesthetics and to act as biofilter and water purification system.
Pond plants also provide a habitat for fish, frogs and other wildlife. We can confidently say that pond and plants for ponds have had a resurgence in popularity and an ‘essential’ landscaping feature.
Pond plants fall into number of categories, marginals, floating, bog plants and those that require deep water. Choosing the right plant for the right position is essential.
Increasingly aquatic plants are also being used in water features.
Pond Plant Varieties
- Bog Plants and Marginal Plants grow near the edge of a pond or stream, they grow in shallow water and include grasses, reeds, rushes as well as flowering marginals including water irises.
- Floating plants do just that, they float on the surface with roots that trail down into the water
- Submerged or Underwater plants actually grow under the water in ponds.
- Deep water plants are actually similar to marginals in some ways but require deep water, these include many water lilies
Pond and Aquatic Plants – Wholesale
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IRIS HAVEN - PH (02) 8883 5953 Fax (02) 8883 5954
P.O. Box 6070, Baulkham Hills BC NSW 2153
Speciality: Australian-bred Louisiana Iris, Water Plants and Perennials. Send SSAE for our free catalogue.
HABITAT LINKS Wholesale Native Plant Nurseries – ph/fax 03 9710 1340
950 Kangaroo Ground – St Andrews Rd, Smiths Gully, Victoria 3760
Indigenous for revegetation, natives for landscaping – N East Outer Melbourne tube stock, aquatics
BLUE LOTUS WATER GARDEN
2628 Warburton HighwayYarra Junction 3797
PLANTASY NURSERY – Phone: 0266771167 Fax: 02 6677 1867
Lot 3 Wallaroo Drive Burringbar NSW 2483
Grasses & Waterfeature plants for Your Independent Garden Centre
BELLS WATER GARDENS – Phone (03) 53 457 050 Mob (0418) 567 195.
2925 Midland Highway , Newlyn (Daylesford), Vic, 3364
Large range of aquatic plants, water lilies and moisture loving plants wholesale.
FERNWORLD AUSTRALIA PTY LTD – Ph – (03) 9551 1285 Fax – (03) 9551 4843
572 Heatherton Road, Clayton South, VIC 3169
Ferns, Grass Trees, Palms, Water Plants and Water gardens.
CLASSIC GARDEN PRODUCTS – PH 08 9409 6101
18 Baretta Rd, Wangara, WA 6065
Pond Fish including Koi also Pond Plants and all accessories
WATERGARDEN PARADISE – PH (02) 9727 2622 Fax (02) 9281 9128
PO Box 7039 Bass Hill NSW 2197
Aquatic and rare plants, including waterlilies, sacred lotuses and bog plants.
AUSTRAL WATERGARDENS – PH (02) 99857370 Fax (02) 99857024
1295 Pacific Hwy Cowan NSW 2081
Waterlilies, water iris, lotus, aquatic plants
DRAGONFLY AQUATICS – PH (03) 5236 6320
RMB AB 366 Colac VIC 3249
Aquatic & wetland plants. Waterlilies, cold tolerant lotuses, water irises, pitcher plants.