What kind of plants live in a water only water fall

Discussion in 'Water Gardening' started by newgrow, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. newgrow

    newgrow Seedling

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    I am getting ready to make a water overflow with an old flower pot we no longer use. I was wandering if there are plants that can live in water only-no soil. I can if possible use fertilizer but no soil what so ever. If that is possible PLEASE let me know as this may change my design.

    So far I am going to have a 3 ft square. A pot in the middle and a pump on the bottom of the planter pushing water up to make it overflow into a rock and water only basin. I was just hopping for plants as well.
    OH! It will also be on my porch with NO direct sunlight at all.If no plants that is ok I will just have a waterfall.

    Any help would be great. I will post picks of the whole process once I begin.
     
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    fish_4_all In Flower

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    Hygrophilia difformis, Anubias, Nymphaea zenkeri, Lemna minor, Pistia stratiotes

    Lots of plants will grow in water only. Just make sure to match their needs and you will be fine.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing, about which water plants grow in shade. Thanks for the link Toni!
     



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  6. brombear

    brombear Seedling Plants Contributor

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    Most marginal bog plants can live happily submerged for periods, which means they would do fine on a water fall. Look at wet lithophytic plants and various parts of the work of Patrick Blanc may be very usefulto you. We're [planning to also build a waterfall, the rocky backdrop of which will be covered in lithophyitc and epiphytic plants, with the water fallinga as a sheet infront like a curtain so they will get mostly the spray. Good luck and love to see your pics when done
     
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    Thank you all. That was way more than I even thought about. Now I have lots to look at. Oh boy thanks a bunch and now I really can't wait to get this started. I am glad I can turn my (what was going to be just a water overflow) into a water garden on my porch!

    THANKS GARDEN STEW!
     
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    There are really a lot of water plants..

    Water Lilies,buttercup,and other submerged pond plant..

    Oh,I think you're already in the process.. I guess,I'm too late...

    but,I hope it will still help.. good luck on your water garden! :)
     

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