HARDY WATERLILIES- come in 2 gallon size pots. These can be in 10 to 18 inches
of water over the soil level. The leaves will start
to die off and need to be trimmed off. They need to be fertilized every 2 weeks (1 plant tab per gallon pot size). Wintering
lilies consist of cutting back the stems and sinking to the deepest part of the pond. Most hardy lilies need 4 to 6 hours of sun daily
for top performance.
TROPICAL WATERLILIES- come in 1 gal. pots. Tropical lilies can have 10 to 24 inches of water over the soil
level. They can not tolerate cold temperatures and should not be put outside until water temperatures have reached 70 degrees. Tropical
lilies need at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Like the hardy lilies leaves will begin to die off and need to be trimmed
back at the stem. They need fertilizing every 14 to 21 days (1 tab per gallon pot size).
TROPICAL AND HARDY MARGINALS- come in 1,
2, 3 and 5 gallon size pots. They are available for sun or part shade. They can be lowered to only 2 to 4 inches over soil level.
They need to be fertilized on a monthly basic. Dead leaves and stems need to be keep trimmed off. Hardy marginals can be left in pond
for wintering. Some tropical like umbrella palms, and toros can be brought inside as house plants during winter.
FLOATING AND SUBMERSIBLE
PLANTS- need little or no maintenance. They are placed in the water and will feed upon nutrients from fish waste. Most floating plants
will die off in the winter months and need to be removed from the pond.
HARDY PLANTS- Are plants that will survive through the winter months. These are your perennial plants in water gardening.
PLANTS- Are plants that will not survive through the winter months if left outside in the pond. These are considered annual plants
and need replacing yearly.