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Examples of some water plants in my pond
I chose only watater plants which are enough frost resistant.
Examples are growing all over in the lakes and streams in northern Sweden.
Height: 120 cm
Planting place: edge of pond or pond border plant
Features: very expansive plant which can easily take over the place. Leafs are very
decorative during a whole season. To limit its expansion in a small pond this
iris can be planted in the basket.
Height: flower: 15 cm; leafs are floating on the surface
Planting place: deeper parts of the pond
Features: very decorative, round leafs, which floats on the surface of the pond,
providing protection for snails and insects
Height: 20 cm
Flowering time: early May. Flowers often appear before the ice is completely
thawed in the pond!
Planting place: edge of the pond in the water or as a border plant around the
Features: very intensiv yellow flowers which appear as one of the first in the
garden and are enjoyable sight. Especially when flowers come through the
Height: flowers and leads floating on the surface of the pond
Flowering: June/July; flowers very long
Features: very beautiful flowers; most common color is white. Other species of
Nymhea can also survive in the nordic garden. Size of my pond does not allow me
testing more species of Nymphea at the moment. But other pond is planned, just
Many hardy plants of Nymphea sp. can be found. Reliable information is needed that they can
stand winter conditions of northern Sweden.
Photos & text by Joanna
Last changed 2006-04-16 by Joanna