Last Updated: 11/20/06
Sources for Pond Plants
Aquatic Plant Books
Aquatic and Pond Plant Links
This page pertains to aquatic pond plants. For aquarium plants books and links, see the aquarium plant books and links page.
See my lists of catalogs on my pond catalogs page and links at my pond links page. I buy most of my plants from Aqua-Mart but for rarer plants, I use Paradise Water Gardens. Maryland Aquatic Nurseries also has a larger selection but I have yet to order from them. For the list of plant nursery catalogs that I have obtained, go here.
The only book I have that is solely on pond plants, is the following book. It has vast amounts of
information on all sorts of plants, their care, potting, hybridizing, dividing, reproduction, etc. I
highly recommend that anyone with an interest in pond plants read this book.
Aquatic Plants & Their Cultivation: A Complete Guide for Water Gardeners by Helen Nash and Steve Stroupe, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1998.
A more recent plant book that I have purchased is The Book of Water Plants by the van der Velde Waterplanten bv in the Netherlands, 1998. It is sold by Jungle. The book has almost no information but hundreds of photos of aquarium and pond plants. Many of the common names are not those used here in the USA. For example, they call anacharis by waterpest, water lettuce becomes watersalad, and water hyacinth becomes water hysant. For what it is, this is a nice little book.
There is also the Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants by Greg and Sue Speichert which looks really good.
If you cannot find what you are looking for on my page, you can search the internet:
These links were last checked on 4/21/06. Links that did not work were replaced with archived versions or deleted..
Hardiness Zones - the USDA Hardiness Zone Map will show you which Zone you are in if you are in the USA. Every plant has a limit in low and high temperatures in which it can survive and comes with a Zone range. For example, a plant might be "hardy in Zones 4 to 8." You need to know which Zone you are in to make wise choices. I am right on the line of Zones 6 and 7.
Aquatic, Wetland, and Invasive Plant Particulars and Photographs - web site includes common and scientific names, photos, and information for a few hundred species.
Plant Guide for the Midwest USA.
Websites on aquatic plants.
Arbor Day Zone Guide - enter in your zip code in the USA, and it will tell you what zone you are in for plant hardiness.
Victoria Adventure - a large site on Victoria lilies and other lilies, lotuses, and pond plants.
Elephant Ears Plants - a link request.
Potentially Toxic Plants - a list of plants that may be toxic to koi (and other pond animals)
Poisonous Plants to Fish
Visit any of a number of commercial aquatic nursery web sites listed on my pond links page.
Links for aquarium plants can be found on this page.
Go to the main plant page (full index).
Go to the aquarium algae index.
Go to the pond algae index.
Go to the aquarium plant index.
Go to the pond plant index.
See the master index for the plant pages (quick index).
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