Aquatic Plants

Water Works Ponds has a large selection of aquatic plants to naturalize your pond. Apart from the Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce, all of our pond plants are full Alberta hardy.

Common Name:
Water Hyacinth
Description: free-floating plant,
Bloom: Very unlikely to flower in our region but has done so on occasion
Depth: Free Floating Plant
Height: 3 inches
Exposure: Sun or Shade

Common Name:
Water Lettuce
Description: Free-floating plant
Depth: Free Floating Plant
Height: 3 inches
Exposure: Sun or shade

Common Name: Horsetail
Description: Tall, slender, wiry, unbranched stems short growth habit
Depth: 0-8”
Height (cm): 15-25
Exposure: Sun or Shade

Common Name: Red Stem Parrots Feather
Description: Trailing red stems tipped with feathery green whorls.
Depth: 0 – 36”
Length: Up to 3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Common Name: White Rush
Description: Spreading sedge with tall leafless stems and white colouration
Height: Up to 5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Common Name: Bog Bean
Description: Pale green multi-lobed leaves and white, fringed flowers
Height: 6-8”
Depth: 0-6”
Exposure: Partial – Full Sun
Common Name:
Spike Rush
Description: Brown Flower Rossets Upright, smooth rush like leaves.
Attractive bog, marginal plant, pond plant.
Height: Up to 3-4 feet
Depth: 0-18”
Exposure: Full Sun
Common Name: Sweet Flag
Description: Green, cream and rose variegated foliage. Sword-like apprearance.
Height: Up to 2 feet
Depth: 0-6”
Exposure: Partial – Full Sun
Common Name: Cotton Grass
Description: Short grassy green foliage with showy cotton flowers that hold well in the spring. Perfect for streams
Height: Up to 75 cm
Depth: 0-2”
Exposure: Partial – Full Sun
Common Name: Water sedge grass
Description: Short grassy green foliage. Great for naturalizing streams.
Extremely hardy!
Height: Up to30 cm
Depth: 0-6”
Exposure: Partial – Full Sun
Common Name: Lily
Description: Our full hardy pond lilies are capable of overwintering in your pond right here in Alberta! No need to take them out for the winter.
Colors:  white, yellow, pink, red and even white that later becomes pink!
Depth:1-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Common Name: Marsh Marigold
Description: Heart-shaped leaf, yellow buttercup
Bloom: April – June
Height: 30cm
Exposure: Partial – Full Sun