Are you hoping to add color to your backyard pond in Dunedin, FL? If so, invest in a beautiful selection of aquatic plants. Read on to learn about some of the most popular choices of aquatic plants for backyard ponds.

Water Lilies

Firstly, water lilies are among the most popular aquatic plants for backyard ponds. They are easy to grow, flourish anywhere as long as the temperature is above 70 and look gorgeous. Most water lilies enjoy depths between 1.5 and 2.5 feet. After placing a water lily, the new buds and pads will usually reach the surface of the pond within five days.

Tropical water lilies have large flowers and an aromatic smell. They need daytime temperatures of 75 degrees and nighttime temperatures of 65 degrees to thrive. On the other hand, hardy lilies can withstand colder weather conditions and can live in deeper water. Both varieties enjoy lots of sunshine and require regular fertilizing.

TIP: Never place water lilies near flowing or splashing water as it can disturb them.

Island Plants

Island plants can add exotic color and character to your backyard pond. As such, we offer a wide range of island plants for every type of setting. Here are some of our most popular island plants that our customers purchase:

  • Water Orchids.
  • Hydrocotyle Sibthorpioides.
  • Lysimachia Nummularia (creeping jenny).
  • Rotala Rotundifolia.
  • Lindernia Grandiflora.
  • Pratia Prdunculata (blue star creeper).
  • Zepyranthes Carinata (pink rain lily).

Submersible Plants

Finally, do you have koi and goldfish in your backyard pond? If so, they will appreciate aquatic plants to swim through and around. Submersible plants will make your backyard pond look like a natural aquatic garden. Some of our most popular varieties include Azolla Caroliniana, Cabomba Caroliniana, Ceratophyllum Demersum and Egeria Densa. Each comes with its benefits, and we can help you select the best submersible plants for your backyard pond.

If you need help with your backyard pond, visit or contact Tampa Bay Ponds & Rocks today. We carry all the supplies you need to create and maintain the most magical backyard pond in the neighborhood.

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