Water Garden Plants

Are you wondering what type of water garden plants to use on an outdoor rock waterfall? Consider choosing water-loving species to landscape your rock waterfall. Choosing the right water garden plants makes a significant difference in the look and feel of the waterfall as the different colors help to contrast the rocks from the surrounding landscape.

Having an outdoor rock waterfall in your backyard or as part of your landscaping is a feature growing in popularity because of its beauty, serenity and appeal. Moreover, people aren’t just looking for something everyone has seen before. WaterfallNow seeks out the wow factor in every blank slate.

Selecting the right water garden plants to complement and complete your outdoor rock waterfall is often an overlooked element to creating a beautiful finished product. Plant along the rock face, along the pond, along the water’s edge, and if you have one, on the pond. Depending on the location you may be able to employ artificial plants for less maintenance, less hassle. WaterfallNow provides a selection of artificial plants including artificial turf, artificial moss, artificial fungi, and artificial bonsais that complements each waterfall.

A mixture of decorative plants such as water lilies, along with fillers such as moss, fungi, or ferns all help to give the outdoor or even indoor rock waterfall a more natural and balanced look. The difference in a properly landscaped waterfall vs. a waterfall without the finishing touches is massive. These can be placed around the rock face to add more detail.

Sample slideshow found online from a random water garden landscaping company. Shows how easy it can be.

Also see:

How to Landscape a Garden Waterfall

How to Make a Stone Waterfall

The following are just some ideas of water garden plants to consider but you can use any type of plant you wish.

Trees

We have employed many different types of trees from regular coniferous to exotic palm trees. The use of trees create an excellent impression of a more realistic rock waterfall. Keep in mind that different trees drop different leaves that may end up in the pond which in turn may clog the pumps and drainage. Outdoor ponds can have screening systems put in place to prevent these clogs altogether.

Shrubs

Shrubs are great in combination with trees to add more interest and beauty to your outdoor rock waterfall. (juniper, holly, yucca, dracaenas, camellia, azaleas, viburnum).

Ferns

Ferns are a type of plant that look exceptional when placed around the rock waterfall as they add more realism. Select ferns that are best acclimatized to your local area for best results.

Vines

An area WaterfallNow has not yet tapped into just yet but are without a doubt an excellent addition to the backdrop or even to be placed on or around an outdoor rock waterfall.

Flowers

Flowers help to add color and depth to any rock waterfall. You can get creative with this area and select plants that best contrast with the colour of your outdoor rock waterfall.

Mosses

WaterfallNow has artificial fungi and mosses that we place on the rock face of our outdoor and indoor rock waterfalls. These help to add increased realism and a more natural look to the waterfall.

Aquatic

Water lilies are a good option for your koi pond to add color and interest to the water feature. Other options are lotus flowers, yellow floating hearts, and water poppies to fulfill said goals. Plants that can be planted along the waters edge include blue-eyed grass, or golden sweet flags as they both thrive along water in moist soil or shallow water. Other plants suited for growing around a rock waterfall are the pink bog primrose, the busy lizzie, or the sierra shooting star (thrives in sandy, clay, or regular moist soil). Cannas are a good option that thrive in moist soil and full sunlight.

Several benefits of aquatic plants are:
  • Improving pond health,
  • Assist in clarifying the water,
  • Help filter the nutrients and hinder algal blooms,
  • Offer a shelter for fish

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