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Creeping Plants

 Creeping plants, like Bog Plants, require shallow water. These plants are good at removing phosphates and helping lower the amount of hair algea. They also create a great splash of color to your waterfall or corners that you cant quite fit a pot in.

Parrot Feather
Parrot Feather

Myriophyllum aquaticum

A favorite for trailing over fountain basins or from margins of raised pools but equally effective in other pond areas, these evergreen natives of South America will remind you of a miniature pine forest. Their feathery, peridot hued leaves grow in thick whorls around their stems, rising one to six inches from the water. Parrot Feather is also very useful. It helps keep your pool water in proper chemical balance since it competes with algae for the pond's nutrients and sunlight. It assists in keeping the water clean. Meanwhile its foliage supplies your fish with food, a spawning bed and a hiding place for their youngsters. Parrot Feather is very hardy and a vigorous grower.


Best location for lighting needRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H120 - Parrot Feather - $8.99 Quantity:
H121 - Parrot Feather - $24.99 - for 3 Quantity:
Primrose Creeper
Primrose Creeper

Ludwigia arcuta

This prolific North American perennial will create a golden pond with its long blooming, bright lemon primrose type flowers. Growing without stalks, the blossoms accent the pointed emerald leaves, which cling to horizontal cherry-red stems.


Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H122 - Primrose Creeper - $8.99 - 6 stems (1 bunch) Quantity:
H123 - Primrose Creeper - $24.99 - 4 bunches Quantity:
Water Cress
Water Cress

Roripppa nasturtium-aquaticum

You may have to fight your fish for this delicacy for they like it almost as much as people do. The small, rounded forest green leaves, delicate, chalk-white flowers and succulent stems are delicious in salads or as a garnish. This hardy perennial thrives in sun or shade at the edge of your pond. The dark, waxy appearance of its two and three foot branching stems contrasts attractively with the foliage of other floating and submerged greenery. Besides being lovely and edible, the plant has oxygenating characteristics.


Best location for lighting needQuality of Blooms when in SeasonRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H136 - Water Cress - $11.99 Quantity:
H137 - Water Cress - $33.99 - for 3 Quantity:
Water Hyssop Bacop
Water Hyssop Bacop

Hyssop is a very nice top growing grass for around your waterfall. Also grows well around the taller marginal plants often covering the roots and pots. Early spring and late fall it often gets this red color. Grows well on top of bio-filters and is a excellent ammonia and phosphate remover from your pond of another words is in itself a excellent filtration plant as well as having ornamental value. Comes in bunches of 6


Best location for lighting needRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H647 - Water Hyssop Bacop - $14.99 - 1 bunch for Quantity:
H648 - Water Hyssop Bacop - $39.99 - 3 bunches for Quantity:
Water Mosaic
Water Mosaic

This is a very unique plant. Its strange symmetry creates a stunning mosaic that sits on top of the water surface. It can fill in areas adding color and a unique shape, both providing shade and filtering the water as it grows. This plant requires a bit of a green thumb as it does need fertilizer in late March and early July.


Best location for lighting needRecommended amount of water above the Water above the soil line
Planting Codes Key
H764 - Water Mosaic - $14.99 Quantity: