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It's a water-fall fountain, so the water is constantly moving. What plants can I put in there?
It would have to be something that doesn't require full sun, because the fountain gets about 3 or four hours of full sun per day.

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here is something that may be helpful to you
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it had 1 lily in it with some parrot's feather and some water lettuce,
i just "ran" around the forum looking for a post that had various types of water garden plants in it,but i couldn't find it. i tried a forum search and came up empty handed eek i'm sorry

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here are some possibilities to look into:

Acorus calamus (Sweet Flag)
Acorus calamus variegata (Variegated Sweet Flag)
Bacopa monniera (Water Purslane)
Canna americanallis variegata (Variegated Water Canna)
Colocasia esculenta (Green Taro)
Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' (Black Magic Taro)
Colocasia esculenta (Violet Stemmed Taro)
Colocasia jensii (Black Princess Taro)
Cyperus alternifolius gracillus (Miniature Umbrella Grass)
Elodia canadensis (Anacharis)
Equisetum hyemale (Horsetail)
Iris louisiana 'Dorothy Kay Williams' (Louisiana Iris)
Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag Iris)
Iris versicolor (Blue Flag Iris)
Marsilea quadrifolia (Upright Water Clover)
Mentha aquatica (Aquatic Mint)
Menyanthese trifoliata (Bog Bean)
Mimulus ringens (Lavender Monkey flower)
Myriophyllum aquatica (Parrot Feather)
Neptunia aquatica (Sensitive plant)
Nymphoides crenata (Painted Yellow Water Snow Flake)
Nymphoides cristata (Painted White Water Snow Flake)
Nymphoides indica (White Water Snow Flake)
Oenanthe javanica 'Flamingo' (Rainbow Water Parsley)
Orontium aquaticum (Golden Club)
Peltandra virginica (Bog Arum)
Pontederia condata (Pickerel Rush)
Sagittaria montevidensis (Ruby-Eyed Arrowhead)
Saururus cernuus (Lizard Tail)
Scirpus montevidensis (Fiber Optics Rush)
Trapa bicornis (Giant Mosaic plant)

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I was at a green house on Saturday and they had this cool looking plant that has air bladders on it's stems. I don't know if it gets a bloom tho. Anyways, it just floats around on the top of the water and is held up by the air bladders. Its pretty cool..........although I forgot to look at the name of the plant. :rolleyes: ...sorry

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A-ha! They were water hyacinths!!! thanks to plants-n-pots because she posted a question about them with a picture and I recognized them. smile

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Glad to be of service, Jenn! wink

This is my first time with these and I also think they are pretty neat. I know they are invasive and illegal in some states (not here because they aren't hardy here), but I only have a small amount for now and hope they bloom for me. cool I can see little bits of new growth starting on them already, which is fine with me, as I'm setting up another small fountain and would like to put some in there also. thumbup

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Are you specifically wanting plants that can be fully submerged, or just grow in the water?


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