Choosing Pond Plants
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Dwarf cattail, or Typha minima, produces small brown catkins in the summer. The foliage is narrow and grass-like. Grow these attractive plants, which reach 36 inches tall, in moist soil around ponds and other water features.
Nymphaea 'Red Attraction'
Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Fulgens'
Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)
Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) has spongy, floating foliage that may remind you of heads of looseleaf lettuce. The bright green, velvety leaves reproduce rapidly. Destroy any extras that you pull by leaving them on a sidewalk or driveway to perish in the sun— but before you grow water lettuce, make sure it's not restricted in your area.