Hiring Normal Aquatics to design and install a backyard pond with aquatic plants can transform your Connecticut property into a beautiful and balanced ecosystem. Here are some popular aquatic plants we recommend for your outdoor pond:

Submerged Plants

  1. Anacharis (Elodea canadensis): Oxygenates water and provides habitat for fish.
  2. Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum): Effective at oxygenating and controlling algae.
  3. Waterweed (Egeria densa): Fast-growing, good for water clarity.

Floating Plants

  1. Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): Beautiful purple flowers, helps in nutrient absorption.
  2. Duckweed (Lemna minor): Tiny leaves, forms a green mat, provides shade and reduces algae.
  3. Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes): Rosette-like leaves, good for shade and nutrient absorption.

Marginal (Bog) Plants

  1. Cattails (Typha spp.): Tall, reed-like, and good for filtration.
  2. Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata): Attractive purple flowers, thrives in shallow water.
  3. Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia): Arrow-shaped leaves, white flowers, good for shallow areas.

Deep Water Plants

  1. Water Lilies (Nymphaea spp.): Large, colorful flowers, provides shade and reduces algae growth.
  2. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera): Large, striking flowers, needs deeper water.

Bog Plants

  1. Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris): Bright yellow flowers, thrives in shallow water or moist soil.
  2. Water Iris (Iris laevigata): Vibrant flowers, great for pond edges and wet areas.

Floating-Leaved Plants

  1. Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae): Small, rounded leaves, creates surface cover.
  2. Water Poppy (Hydrocleys nymphoides): Yellow flowers, floating leaves.

Tips for Pond Planting:

  • Diverse Planting: Incorporate a variety of plants for ecological balance and aesthetic appeal.
  • Native Species: Consider native plants to support local wildlife and reduce maintenance.
  • Spacing and Growth: Be mindful of spacing to prevent overcrowding as plants mature.
  • Pond Size and Depth: Match plants to appropriate pond zones (marginal, submerged, floating) based on their growth habits and needs.

Normal Aquatics offers expert pond installation an maintenance for residential and commercial properties in Connecticut.  We can carefully assist you in selecting and arranging these plants, and create a thriving, attractive backyard pond for your Connecticut property. You can contact us today at (203) 292-5922 to schedule a quick no-cost quote!  You can click the following link to view our many 5-star Google reviews we have received from satisfied clients.