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Aquatic (POND) Plants in the Rochester (NY) Area-Information & Advice


Aquatic (POND) Plants in the Rochester (NY) Area-Information & Advice- Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls-Rochester (NY)
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The addition of aquatic plants or water plants to your pond in Rochester (NY) and surrounding towns of Pittsford, Penfield, Brighton, Irondequoit and more in the Monroe County New York (NY) area, have many benefits and are an important part of the ecosystem.
Aquatic Plants are Mother Nature’s true filters. Plants are great for adding character to a pond by providing color and texture, but from a filtration perspective, they’re second to none. Thriving from the excess nutrients in a pond and depriving algae of its food source, the aquatic plants in a water garden, given proper coverage, are critical for the overall health of the ecosystem.
Water Hyacinth work great to remove nutrients
Water Hyacinth work great to remove nutrients
Water Hyacinth is one of the fastest growing plants known to the pond hobby. Its primary means of reproduction is by way of runners, which eventually form daughter plants. Because of water hyacinth’s ability to quickly reproduce in Rochester, Monroe County (NY) Ponds, populations often double in size in just two weeks during the growing season. When purchasing water hyacinth take into account the size of your pond, and realizing that 12 becomes 24 or more in two weeks !
Water Lilies add beauty to any pond!
Water Lilies add beauty to any pond!
Water lilies are colonial plants rising from creeping stems called rhizomes, like a branching shrub on its side. The creeping rootstock of underground rhizomes is one means of reproduction to rapidly spread water lilies in Rochester, Monroe County NY Lakes & slow moving streams locally.
Taro pond plants.
Taro pond plants.
To us ponders we simply love the look and gracefulness of the Taro. It can add a dramatic accent to your pond or container garden. Taros are quite often used as a plant for a container planting. They can tolerate full sun but they prefer to be protected from the afternoon sun. They need to be fertilized regularly and planted in large pots to grow them to their maximum size. You’ll have larger leaves and larger plants. Planting zones are 9-11 and require moist soil or water to 6 inches deep.

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  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 18, 2015

    Here's a reason to be thankful for those Rochester winters: They keep water hyacinth in check. Here in Florida it's so invasive that it's now illegal to have it.

  • Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls
    on Mar 18, 2015

    Very good point @Douglas, thanks for posting your reply. The states are really working hard to control invasive plants now. I'll trade my Hyacinth's pond plants in Rochester NY for some of your warm (Florida) weather though!

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