Schaefer Greenhouses, Aurora IL Area Garden Center, Aquatics Plants
See our selection of Marginals, Oxgenators, Water Lilies and Floaters
Schaefer Greenhouses, located just south of Aurora in Montgomery Illinois, carries a variety of aquatic plants. Our main supplier of this product is Van Bloem Gardens located in Meridian Mississippi.
Marginals, or shallow-water plants thrive in shallow water (1″-6″ deep) or very moist soil. Most Marginals are grown at the edge of a pond. They may be planted directly in your pond by placing them in containers and raising the container to the correct water depth with blocks or shelves. These moisture-loving plants are also excellent for container-gardening and garden beds if the soil is kept moist.
Following is a price list for the Marginal Aquatic Plants (all 5″ square pots) that Schaefer Greenhouses carries.
|Botanical Name||Common Name|
|Acorus Cakamus Varie||Variegated Sweet Flag|
|Alternanthera Ficoid||Raspberry Swirl|
|Canna Cannasol||Happy Carmen|
|Canna Cannasol||Happy Cleo|
|Canna Cannasol||Happy Emily|
|Cyperus Alternifolius||Dwarf Umbrella|
|Eichhornia Crassipes||Water Hyacinth|
|Equisetum Hyemale||Horsetail Rush|
|Hemigraphis Exotica||Purple Waffle|
|Hibiscus Mosheutos||Disco Belle Pink|
|Iris Louisiana||Ann Chowning|
|Juncus Effusus Spiralis||Spiral Rush|
|Lobelia Fulgens||Queen Victoria|
|Nymphaea||Attraction Water Lily|
|Nymphaea||Colorado Water Lily|
|Nymphaea||Madame Wilfron Gonnere|
|Pistia Stratiodes||Water Lettuce|
|Pontederia Cordata||Purple Pickerel Rush|
|Rotala Indica||Red Rotala|
|Ruellia Brittoniana||Chi Chi|
|Rumex Sanguineus||Red Water Dock|
|Thalia Dealbata||Hardy Water Canna|
Oxygenator (Submerged Plant)
Submerged plants are those that grow below the water surface. Also referred to as oxgenators, they play an important role in the chemical and biological balance of your pond. They act as natural filters making your water more resistant to algae and providing the environment required for fish to flourish. Should be planted in water at least 6″ deep.
None currently in stock.
Floaters play an important role in creating a natural balance for your pond. These water plants either float freely on the surface of your garden, shading the water and therefore aiding in algae control or are rooted in containers on the bottom and send up leaves to float. The shading provided by these essential plants also cools the water for fish while the plants give the fish a place to hide and lay their spawn.
We have Water Hyacinths and Water Lettuce available for $3.99 each.
A healthy pond is supposed to be approximately 67% covered with foliage. This makes waterlilies the main staple of any pond. They love full sun and calm water. Flowers last 2-5 days, but if well fed, they will bloom all summer. Start plants close to surface and drop them down as nodes stretch.
There are approximately 70 different species of waterlilies. These are grouped into 3 categoreis: night, tropical and hardy. Night lilies bloom in the evening, tropical waterlilies are found in tropical climates and hardy lilies can withstand most climates and are the most common. Waterlilies reproduce by budding: the roots detach and grow new waterlilies. They bloom in a rainbow of colors, from red, yellow, whate and pink in hardy lilies to the vibrant colors of the tropicals and night bloomers.