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Pond Plants – 5 Plants To Make Your Pond Look More Beautiful

Make Your Des Moines Pond Look Even More Beautiful And Natural With These Aquatic Plants

You can use these popular pond plants to make your pond look more beautiful and natural:

They don’t need much care so you can basically plant it and let it go (but not each one, read on to see which needs a little more care than the others).

Koi fish with a beautiful yellow lotus pond plants

You can use these popular pond plants to make your pond look more beautiful and natural:

They don’t need much care so you can basically plant it and let it go (but not each one, read on to see which needs a little more care than the others).

Koi fish with a beautiful yellow lotus pond plants

Our Pond Needs A New Look

Beth is so excited about today, and for good reason too: it’s new aquatic plants day!

Every so often Beth gets the urge to change up the look of her pond, and what better way to do that than with new pond plantings:

Beth gets online and searches for popular pond plants for Des Moines. She at least knows that her plant hardiness zone is 5a-5b so her plants need to fit in that zone.

She also knows she needs to learn to control the one plant she doesn’t want in her pond: algae.

But that’s for another time. Right now Beth is focusing on finding plants like these:

1. Pickerelweed

Beth first finds plants to put around the edges of her pond, like pickerelweed:

Purple pickerel weed looking amazing

Pickerelweeds are violet-blue flowers that bloom in spike forms from spring to early fall. They create dense colonies along pond edges and in bogs. They usually grow 2-3 feet tall.

Fun Fact: pickerelweed leaves can be eaten as greens and their seeds can be roasted and eaten too.

2. Blue Flag Iris As A Popular Pond Plant

Beth also sees blue flag irises belong on the shoreline:

Blue flag iris

These midseason bloomers love full sun and moist soil, making them ideal for pond edges and bogs. They normally grow to about 3 feet high.

3. Corkscrew Rush

The last shoreline pond plant Beth runs across is corkscrew rush:

Blue flag iris

These deer-resistant plants are a curly grass that extends to about 1 foot wide and tall. They make a wonderful accent to pond edges. They bloom small brown-green flower clusters during summer.

Now that she has the shoreline covered Beth moves on to some floating plants.

4. Pink Sensation

As soon as Beth sees it, she knows it’s going in her pond:

Pink water lily aquatic plant for pond

Pink Sensation lilies are one of the most beautiful types of lilies, making it one of the most popular pond plants. It also blooms the entire season, changing color as it gets colder and warmer. They spread out about 5 feet wide so they can take up a good bit of space.

Beth feels like she could keep reading about them, but she’ll save it for later.

5. Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead pond plants

This one likes to spread out pretty quickly so Beth will definitely want to grow it in a pot. It does need occasional maintenance and looking after but it can be worth it to see the cool leaves and beautiful flowers that come from it.

These Pond Plants Are The Start Of Something New

Now Beth has a plan for transforming her pond into something new! Well, it’ll sure look that way with all of these awesome pond plants around it.

We would love to read about your favorite pond plants in the comments below: