Evergreen Pond Plants

Updated February 21, 2017

Pond plants oxygenate the water of your pond while softening the look of the water and making it more natural. There are many pond plants from which to choose, but evergreens have the advantage of being hardy and have lush colour throughout the year. There are many evergreen pond plants to consider when you are stocking your pond.

Corkscrew Rush

Corkscrew rush grows to lengths of 12 to 18 inches, and while it tolerates shade reasonably well, it thrives in full sunlight. The roots may need to be contained by a border to prevent the plant from spreading too much. Corkscrew rush can be used to create a natural, somewhat wild appearance for your pond. It produces foliage that grows in a spiral and which produces small brown flowers in the summer.

Zebra Rush

Zebra Rush grows to 12 to 36 inches in length, and in the wild, it is typically found in streambeds, marshes and in bogs. It is a hardy evergreen pond plant, and it does best when planted in direct sun or in medium shade. It produces narrow spiked stems with the alternating green and white bands that give the plant its name. It is a good companion plant for other rushes and also for cattails.

Golden Creeping Jenny

Golden creeping jenny is also known as aurea, and it is a low groundcover that does not get taller than 6 inches in height. This evergreen pond plant can be used to give your pond a soft look around its banks, as it grows well in well-drained, very moist soils. It does well in partial shade, but the bright-yellow flowers thrive and achieve their most vibrant colouration in full sun.

California Gray Rush

California grey rush grows 1to 3 feet tall, and is an adaptable plant that does best in full sun but can tolerate light shade. It produces fragrant white flowers during the winter and in the spring, and one plant easily spreads to a width of about 4 feet. It is deer resistant, and it is a good choice if your pond is frequently visited by deer.

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