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Plant recommendations from

St. Louis Water Gardening Society


  Scientific name Common name Size Color Bloom time
Hardy water lillies
  Nymphaea 'Arc-en-Ciel' - - Pink to white with variegated foliage Summer
  Nymphaea 'James Brydon' - - Red Summer
  Nymphaea 'Joey Tomocik' - - Yellow Summer
Bog (Tropical)
  Colocasia antiquorum Imperial Taro - - -
  Colocasia esculenta Green Taro, Black Magic - - -
  Cyperus isocladus Dwarf Papyrus - - -
  Neptunia oleracea Aquatic Sensitive Plant - - -
Floating water plants
  Ceraratopteris pteridoides Floating Fern - - -
  Eichhornia crassipes Water Hyacinth - - -
  Pistia stratiotes l. Water Lettuce - - -
  Salvinia oblongifolia X-Large Salvinia - - -
Lotus
  Nelumbo 'Momo Botan' - Semi dwarf Deep rosy pink Summer
  Nelumbo 'Mrs. Perry D Slocum' - - Pink to Cream Summer
  Nelumbo 'Nucifera Lutea' American Lotus Tall Yellow Summer
  Nelumbo 'Tulip' - Semi dwarf White Summer
Marginals (Hardy, shallow water)
  Acorus calamus Common Sweet Flag - - -
  Acorus calamus variegatus Variegated Sweet Flag - - -
  Cyperus longus Sweet Galingole - - -
  Equisetum Horsetail - - -
  Nymphoides pelta Floating Heart - Yellow -
  Pontederia cordata Pickerel Weed - White or blue -
  Thaliadea debata Thalia, Hardy Canna - Purple -
  Typha latifolia Cattail 7 feet tall - -
  Typha latifolia variegata Varriegated Cattail 3 to 4 feet - -
  Typha laxmania Graceful Cattail Up to 4 feet - -
  Typha minima Dwarf Cattail Up tp 2 feet - -
Marginals (Tropical, shallow water)
  Crinum american Bog Lily - White or blue -
  Cyperus alternifolius Umbrella Plant - - -
  Cyperus papyrus Egyption Paper Plant - - -
  Nymphoides crenta Yellow Snowflake - - -
  Nymphoides cristata White Snowflake - - -
Oxygenators
  Elodea anacharis - - - -
  Elodea canadensis - - - -
  Elodea nutalli - - - -
  Myriophyllum Parrot's Feather - - -
  Vallisneria americana Tape Grass - - -
Tropical water lillies
  Nymphaea 'Aviator Pring - - Yellow Summer
  Nymphaea 'Blue Beauty' - - Blue Summer
  Nymphaea 'Panama Pacific' - - Purple Summer
  Nymphaea 'St. Louis Gold' - - Yellow, fragrant Summer
 

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