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Plants for Ponds and Water Gardens

Mentha aquatica, aquatic mint, has a minty-fresh fragrance and lots of lilac to lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies and butterflies. It tolerates full sun to partial shade and is hardy in zones 5 to 11. Use aquatic mint in the moist soil around your pond or grow it in water up to 2 inches deep.

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Water Garden Plants

The Japanese water iris, likes its roots 4 inches below the surface. Its blue flowers are held on tall stems, and it's best in a large pot.

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Aquatic Plants That Attract Butterflies

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Plants for Ponds and Water Gardens

Invite hummingbirds to your pond with the violet-lavender flowers of purple pickerel (Pontederia cordata). This fast-growing plant blooms from spring to fall in sun to part shade. Also known as pickerel rush or pickerel weed, it grows in water about a foot deep.

from Midwest Living

12 Top Midwest Perennial Flowers

These good-looking perennials can weather whatever our Midwestern climate delivers. Best of all, they come back year after year with almost no attention on your part.