Santa Cruz giant water lily (Victoria cruziana)

Santa Cruz giant water lily (Victoria cruziana)

Description: It is a very interesting aquatic plant from the family of water lily plants (Nympheaceae) belong. The Santa Cruz-Riesenseerose comes from South America (Argentina, Paraguay). In our country, it can only be cultivated in greenhouses, palm houses or winter gardens. The leaves of the young plants are arrow-shaped, while those of older plants are round and very Continue reading “Santa Cruz giant water lily (Victoria cruziana)”

Laxmann’s Cattail (Typha laxmannii)

Laxmann's Cattail

Description: Laxmann’s Cattail is a new, interesting genus of aquatic plants that can be used on any garden pond suitable. This plant is native to Asia and south-east region of the Mediterranean. Laxmann’s Cattail is especially suitable for smaller garden ponds. It reaches a height of more than 1 m and forms attractive inflorescences.
Initially they are creamy-green, Continue reading “Laxmann’s Cattail (Typha laxmannii)”

European Sea Pot (Nymphoides peltata)

European Sea Pot

Description: The European Sea Pot is a rhizome-forming perennial with floating leaves that resemble the Leaves of the water lilies are. You European Sea Pot is protected in Germany. The leaves are circular, heart-shaped and green. The flowers of the European sea pot consist of five yellow petals.
You are at the end of long stems. They appear throughout the summer. Continue reading “European Sea Pot (Nymphoides peltata)”

Frog bite (Hydroharis morsus ranae)

Frog bite

Description: A floating aquatic plant of the frog bite family. It occurs in stagnant and slow-moving waters in Asia and Europe. The leaves are light green, heart-shaped, roundish. From May to June it produces fragrant flowers with three white leaves and yellow stamens in the middle.
Before winter, it forms winter buds, which detach and sink to the bottom of the water, Continue reading “Frog bite (Hydroharis morsus ranae)”

Brazilian Millipede (Myriophyllum aquaticum)

Brazilian Millipede

Description: This plant belongs to the family of the millet family and comes from North and Central America. The leaves are green, split like a pear, they stand on up to 1 m long, sometimes branched stems. The ends of the shoots protrude from the water, it looks very beautiful. This plant is dioecious, for the garden pond you should better choose the female plants, because Continue reading “Brazilian Millipede (Myriophyllum aquaticum)”

Common Frog Spoon (Alisma plantago-aquatica)

Common Frog Spoon

Description: A marsh plant with delicate inflorescences. It is resistant and reaches up to 50 cm in height. It starts the vegetation in spring and is one of the first plants in the garden pond. The leaves are lush green, long petiolate, elliptic or ovate, pointed, they are in rosettes that protrude from the water. It blooms from June to July. The inflorescence is multi-storey, Continue reading “Common Frog Spoon (Alisma plantago-aquatica)”

Chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata) ‘Chameleon’

Chameleon plant Chameleon

Description: A small marsh plant with very delicate leaves. It reaches up to 40 cm in height. The stems are thin and creeping, green with a dark red hue. The leaves are heart-shaped, pointed, colorful, yellow-red-green-blue. This plant blooms in July and September, the flowers are inconspicuous. It is suitable for home gardens, flowerbeds and ground cover. She can freeze Continue reading “Chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata) ‘Chameleon’”

Palm-leaf sedge (Carex muskingumensis) ‘Ice Fountains’

Palm-leaf sedge Ice Fountains

Description: A petite perennial that produces compact clumps , The palm-leaf sedge ‘Ice Fountains’ comes from North America, where it occurs in wet meadows and bogs. This strain was bred in a nursery. It reaches up to 50 cm height. The stems are palmwedelartigen leafy, the leaves are bicoloured, the center is white, the edges are dark green, they are slightly curved and Continue reading “Palm-leaf sedge (Carex muskingumensis) ‘Ice Fountains’”

Broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

Broad-leaved arrowhead

Description: This aquatic plant belongs to the family of frog-spoon plants. It should grow to 15 cm deep in the water. The light green, arrow-shaped flowers measure up to 60 cm in length. The flowers are white, trifoliate with yellow center, they measure up to 3.5 cm in diameter. They appear in July-August. After flowering, the plant produces petite, large, spiny, inflorescences. Continue reading “Broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)”

Palm-leaf sedge (Carex muskingumensis) ‘Oehme’

Palm-leaf sedge Oehme

Description: This variety has very nice leaves. The shoots of the palm-leaf sedge ‘Oehme’ measure up to 50 cm in height and form dense clumps. The stems are palm-leaf-like leaves, the leaves are bicolored, green with golden yellow edges, they are slightly curved and pointed. The palm-leaf sedge ‘Oehme’ blooms from June to September. The inflorescences consist of dark brown, Continue reading “Palm-leaf sedge (Carex muskingumensis) ‘Oehme’”