Plant selection for the pond

Wet zone (temporarily flooded):

  • Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), 0-10 cm water depth
  • Real girly sweet (Filipendula ulmaria), 0-10 cm water depth
  • Gilbane pond (Lysimachia thyrsiflora), 0-10 cm water depth
  • Large meadow button (Sanguisorba officinalis), 0-10 cm water depth
  • Sharp buttercup (Ranunculus acris), 0-10 cm water depth
  • Marsh Baldrian (Valeriana dioica), 0-10 cm water depth
  • Meadowbill (Polygonum bistorta), 0-10 cm water depth

Swamp and shallow water zone (constantly wet):

  • Sumpfiris (Iris pseudacorus), 0-10 cm water depth
  • Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris), 0-20 cm water depth
  • Cottongrass (Eriophorum), 0-20 cm water depth
  • Fever clover (Menyanthes trifoliata), 10-20 cm water depth
  • Flowering barb (Butomus umbellatus), 10-30 cm water depth
  • Frog spoon (Alisma plantago-aquatica), 10-30 cm water depth
  • Calm (Acorus calamus), 10-30 cm water depth
  • Arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia), 10-30 cm water depth
  • Cattail (Typha latifolia), 10-30 cm water depth
  • Common reed (Phragmites australis), 10-30 cm deep
  • Swamp-billed (Juncus effusus), 10-30 cm water depth
  • Water Mint (Mentha aquatica), 10-30 cm water depth
  • Fir fronds (Hippuris vulgaris), 20-50 cm water depth

Deepwater (dive leaf and floating leaf plants):

  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum), 30-80 cm water depth
  • Pondweed (Potamogeton), 30-80 cm water depth
  • Water plague (Elodea canadensis), 30-80 cm water depth
  • Thousand leaves (Myriophyllum spicatum), 30-100 cm water depth
  • Sea pot (Nymphoides peltata), 50-80 cm water depth
  • Water lily (Nymphaea species and varieties), 50-150 cm water depth
  • Yellow pond rose (Nuphar lutea), 80-150 cm water depth
Floating plants:
  • Crab claw (Stratiotes aloides)
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia) (sensitive to frost)

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