Planting Submerged Plants
Every pool needs oxygenating plants to keep the water crystal clear and pure.
These plants grow completely under-water and provide a natural algae inhibitor as well as a spawning ground for fish.
Tips for planting:
- Plant in shallow trays or 5" pots.
- Place pot directly on bottom of pool.
- Do not plant in same pot as other species.
- Alternately, bunches may bedropped directly into the water
- Allow one bunch for every 2-3 square feet of open surface area
Marginals are perennials that grow at the edge of your pond to complete the natural effect.
Marginal varieties are hardy and grow at water level, or in water up to 6" deep (check your plant labels).
Pacific West Perennials stocks a large selection of marginals including the following and many more:
- Water Irises
- Marsh Marigolds
- Bull rushes
- Sweet Flag
- Water cannas
- Pickerel Rush
- Creeping Jenny
Floaters are annuals or perennials that thrive on the surface of shallow water in a sunny spot.
They help control algae and provide a perfect spawning location for fish.
Floaters will multiply as much as 20x during the summer.
Tips for planting :
- Plant floaters in shallow water where the tips of their roots may enter the soil.
- Be sure to protect the roots against large goldfish.
Here at Pacific West Perennials, we stock a great selection of floaters including:
- Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes)
- Floating hearts (Nymphoides peltata)
- Water lettuce (Pistia stratoites)
- Parrot's Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
- Elodea (Elodea canadensis)