Aquatic Designs prides itself on offering a beautiful selection of healthy clean plants.  Our planting bins are always stocked with a variety of plants that preform specific functions to ensure customers ponds may function as a complete ecosystem.  Plants are only bought from reputable dealers. Plants collected from the wild can introduce parasites and disease into your pond environment.  

Planting Zones

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Make sure you are selecting the right plants for the right spot in your pond.  Having a variety of plants in the different zones makes the pond look more natural and promotes good water quality and aides in the health of your pond.

Planting Zone 1: Bog Plants
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Improve water quality by extracting excess detrimental nutrients from pond environment before they can accumulate.
Planting Zone 4:  Lilies & Deep Water
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Water lilies are the most exquisite and colorful plants in the water garden.  They play an important part in a pond ecosystem by shading the pond surface during the height of summer.  
Topical Lilies and Lotus Available
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Planting Zones 2: Shallow Marginals 
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These plants grow along the pond-edge usually in aquatic planting baskets.  Provide splashes of color throughout the year. These plants are usually 1'-2' tall.
Planting Zone 5:  Oxygenators
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Gives extra oxygen to the pond during the day.  Loves nitrogen and sinks to the bottom of the pond.  Hornwort is the only oxygenator currently allowed to be sold in the state.
Planting Zone 3: Deeper Marginals
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These plants generally grow 3'-4' tall and can add dimension to your pondscape.  Grasses in this category are especially useful for removing excess nutrients.
Planting Zone 6: Floaters
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A simple way to achieve extra shading because how rapidly they grow.  Great filtering plant that loves excess nitrogen.  Will only last one season.  Tow types of floaters available: (Hyacinth Above), (Water Lettuce Bellow)
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The USDA Plant Hardiness Zones For Indiana are Zones 5 & 6.  Zone 5 is for the North part of the state and Zone 6 is for the south part of the state.  Zones 1-5/6 will be hardy in Indiana.  Zone 7 will usually make it through a normal winter.  Zones 8-11 are considered tropical and plants must be taken inside for the winter.