Waterlilies enhance the beauty of any water garden with colorful blooms of red, pink, white and many other shades. These perennial pond lilies bloom all summer long on the pond’s surface and do survive in northern climates.
Waterlilies also serve as a vital habitat feature for a variety of animals, with their best known occupants being frogs. Lily pads provide an important hiding place for frogs, which are susceptible to underwater predators such as fish and turtles.
Aquatic plants play an important role in the health of a pond and have many positive attributes such as producing oxygen to aerate the water, providing a natural filtration and producing food for aquatic organisms. They also provide shelter and a spawning medium for fish and freshwater invertebrates.