But did you know that many common pond plants can be invasive and in some areas illegal to obtain? Even though a plant may be aggressive, that does not mean you shouldn’t consider adding them to your pond.
Less invasive aquatic marginal plants can either be left in the pot or set free to roam a bit.
For a more detailed list of regulated and prohibited invasive aquatic plants, be sure to visit http://iwgs.org/invasive-species/.
Take a look below at the 10 common invasive pond plants that you should be aware of.
This is a fast growing plant lush with lacy lime-green foliage. Parrots Feather makes for a good oxygenator and fish spawning shelter and thrives in sun or shade.
Also called Moneywort, this plant grows in mats around 3” tall, with round green leaves and vibrant yellow cup-shaped flowers. Creeping Jenny requires full sun to partial shade for best growth.
Taro (Colocasia esulenta)
Taro is known for its heart-shaped leaves that can reach 3” to 10” across and up to 3’ in length.
Cattail (Typha spp.)
The common Cattail is often seen growing in ditches and along the edge of wetlands. They are valued for their water filtration abilities and do best in full sun to partially shaded areas. Blooms appear in late spring and turn brown in summer. Cattail grow anywhere from 4’ to 5’ tall.
Some Helpful Links:
Help Your Pond Beat The Summer Heat
7 Tips For Planting Your Pond In Rochester NY
Spring Pond Changes: 4 Steps To Enjoy A Crystal Clear Pond In Rochester NY