Pond Plants

Bank plants

Riparian and marsh plants, grow quickly due to their strong roots and purify water by absorbing nitrate and nitrite. We offer only hardy species with 100% growth and flowering guarantee. Tip: Prevent algae growth by placing both high and low aquatic plants, at least 8 plants per m².

Floating Plant Island - Aquatic Plants

- Floating aquatic plant
- Full grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: loose in the water

Original price was: 35.00.Current price is: 19.95.

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Needlewort - 4 pieces - Crassula Recurva

- Oxygen plant
- Full-grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: -1 to -80 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Aquatic Plant Set

- Aquatic plants
- 4 plants
- Placement: -10 to -20 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Oxygen Plants Set

- Oxygen plant
- 4 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Dwarf glade - 4 pieces - Typha Minima

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Featherweed - 4 pieces - Myriophyllum Brasiliensis

- Oxygen plant
- Full-grown height: 10 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Water mint - 4 pieces - Mentha Aquatica

- Mint scented marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 60 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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White Arum - 4 pieces - Zantedeschia Aethiopica

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Dandelion - 4 pieces - Caltha palustris

- Striking, yellow aquatic plant
- Full-grown height: 40 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 24.95.Current price is: 19.95.

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Black Lis - 4 pieces - Iris Louisiana Black Gamecock

- Marsh plant
- Full-grown height: 80 cm
- Placement: -1 to -10 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Lid Stem - 4 pieces - Hippuris Vulgaris

- Oxygen plant
- Full-grown height: 30 cm
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 19.95.Current price is: 14.95.

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Thread Algae Fighting Plant Filter Package - M

- For 1 - 2 m²
- 12 plants
- Placement: -1 to -20 cm

Original price was: 59.95.Current price is: 49.95.

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Frequently asked questions about riparian plants

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There is a wide range of riparian plants available to suit a variety of tastes and needs. Here are five strong and aesthetically pleasing options:

  1. Irises: These versatile plants come in colors such as yellow, blue, pink, white and black, and thrive in moist conditions such as banks and marshes.
  2. Lisodde: Known for its cigar-like inflorescences, this plant is ideal for shallow water and riparian zones.
  3. Water mint: This plant with its green leaves and purple flowers is not only beautiful, but also spreads a pleasant mint scent.
  4. Swanflower: With white or pink flowers, this plant is not only beautiful but also a useful food source for waterfowl.
  5. Calamus: With its long, narrow leaves and small yellow flowers, this plant spreads a pleasant fragrance and is ideal for shallow water areas.

All of our bank and Sumpfpflanzen are hardy, this means that the aquatic plants are dormant in the fall and bloom again in the spring. This makes our pond plants an investment you will enjoy for years to come.

Our riparian plants from our own nursery require very little care because we only grow hardy aquatic plants so the plants are very strong. All you can do from time to time is give some nutrition to the aquatic plant and prune the plant occasionally when you feel it is growing too fast.

Water rich in nutrients and oxygen promotes optimal root growth. For lush growth and flowering of both the roots and the plant itself, it is advisable to use special nutrient soil or growth substrate. To prevent the soil from washing away, you can cover it with gravel.

Riparian plants are a subcategory of Sumpfpflanzen and both thrive in the shallow, moist areas at the edge of a pond. They not only add aesthetic value to your pond, but also contribute to a healthy ecosystem. Other than the name, the plants do not differ from each other.

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Pond plants riparian zone

Sumpfpflanzen, also called riparian plants, are, as the name implies, aquatic plants that stand in a marshy area. This means that these plants like to have wet roots. Sumpfpflanzen purify and filter the water in ponds. By placing these grass and reed-like plants, you ensure that the pond is complete. Thanks to their strong root system, Sumpfpflanzen grows quickly and roots firmly into the pond bottom, from which they get their nutrition. In addition, Sumpfpflanzen are hardy. Hardy means that they can survive cold weather conditions with frost and do not require covering.

Shoreline plant

Overgrowth with riparian plants requires maintenance so that they continue to do their job well and do not become feral. In the fall, the biggest pruning takes place and you remove excess growth from the pond. During pruning, you cut away dead parts of the plant. Remaining roots and leaves grow back in the spring as nutrients remain stored in the roots. Because of the hardy property of riparian plants, covering the pond is not necessary during the winter period. Want to prevent falling leaves from entering the pond during the fall? Then place a net over the pond that catches the leaves.

Planting pond edge

In addition to their purifying effect, riparian plants are also placed because they are so suitable as a finish to the pond edge. Right next to the pond edge begins the wet bank, or marsh area, where these pond plants are placed. This area is where the plants can function best. For Sumpfpflanzen to root well and stay wet, the soil should consist of wet soil or pond substrate. Just be careful not to place them too deep in the pond, or the Sumpfpflanzen will drown and not survive. For example swamp plant water mint, which grows about 60 cm high and can be planted in a depth of up to -20 cm. At this depth we recommend placing aquatic plants in pond baskets, in order to use this to keep plant growth in check. After filling a pond basket with your favorite marsh plant, simply place it at the appropriate depth in the marsh area.

Shoreline plants pond

Like other pond plants, marsh riparian plants should be placed at the proper depth, ideally no deeper than 20 cm to prevent rotting or drowning. For organized planting, we recommend using pond baskets. Simon recommends using at least one basket with four plants and up to four baskets with 16 plants per square meter for optimal results. The amount needed depends on how quickly you want the pond to balance and your visual requirements.

Riparian plants for in a swamp filter

For an effective wetland filter, proper planting is crucial. Combine tall and low Sumpfpflanzen with oxygen plants that cover the surface. This will block sunlight and keep water temperatures low. The lis (Iris) is an excellent choice for water filtration due to its good root system that reduces nitrite and nitrate. Simon is especially a fan of irises because they are very robust and winter hardy.

Carnivorous riparian plants

Carnivorous plants are not only a visual asset to your pond thanks to their striking colors and unique shapes, but they are also functional. They thrive extremely well in nutrient-poor soil, which means they are low maintenance. The more sparse the soil, the better they do! It is advisable, however, to set them apart from other, nutrient-hungry pond plants. If you have problems with insects around the pond, carnivorous plants offer a natural solution: they capture and digest these tiny critters.

Pond plants riparian zone hardy

At vdvelde.com you can easily and quickly order online aquatic plants for the pond or aquarium. Our plants are delivered directly from our own aquatic plant nursery. All our water plants are hardy, which means that they will bloom every year in the pond. So you can enjoy our water plants year in, year out.
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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.
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I would like to share my experience with you, and advise you to solve any pond problems and reduce pond maintenance. As a result, you can easily save hundreds of dollars.