Florida Native Aquatic Plants for Ornamental Water Gardens
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How to Cite

Worden, Eva C., and David L. Sutton. 2023. “Florida Native Aquatic Plants for Ornamental Water Gardens: ENH988/EP095, 2/2005”. EDIS 2005 (2). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ep095-2005.


Water gardening is increasing in popularity in ornamental landscapes across the country. Ornamental aquatic plants can be grown in small ponds and in containers on the patio or in the yard. Many water-tight containers of many sizes and shapes are available for displaying ornamental aquatic plants. Water gardens provide additional, attractive features to landscapes not available with terrestrial plants. An aquatic plant palette of considerable variety is available for water gardens in Florida (Table 1). The abundance of sunshine and warm temperatures provides ideal growing conditions for many aquatic plant species. This document is ENH988, one of a series of the Environmental Horticulture Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date February 2005. 

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