If you have the possibility to turn a part of your home garden into a water garden, please do so. It’s like heaven on earth. You’ll be surrounded by green, water, fresh air, by nature with all it means.
There are several floating and aquatic plants for you to dress with the water garden. Such plants are: Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes), European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), Stratiotes aloides, Ceratophyllum demersum.
The water lily is a floating flowering plant too. Nymphaea, by its scientific name, the Water lily is the star of the water gardens and the representative plant and also the most known aquatic plant.
There are about 70 species of water lilies from which you can choose the proper water lily species for your water garden. If you have a mini water garden, with 40-50 cm depth, you can plant into water lily species as Froebeli, Pygmaea Helvola, Walter Pagels. For water lily species like Joey Tomocik, Marliacea Chromatella, Fritz Junge, the depth of the water has to exceed 100 cm.
Water lily flower is maybe the most beautiful and the most elegant floating flower, with a wide colour palette, from white and yellow and pink to dark red. Beside white water lilies and pink water lilies, there are now blue water lilies.
Between the water lilies species, the most significant and precious is Victoria regia or Victoria amazonica, named so after Queen Victoria. This giant water lily is a miracle and we’re sure that, once you’ve seen it, you’ll never forget.
Victoria regia flower can reach 30-40 cm in diameter when it’s full-blown. What’s special to this water lily is the fact that this flower changes its colour overnight. The V. amazonica flowers are white in the night when first open and become pink and finally red the second night. But the miracle doesn’t last forever, neither the water lily flower. After blooming, it disappears in water, following its vegetation circle.