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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 22, 2016 11:44 PM CST
I was reading about Lysimachia in our database and noticed it said it grew in water. Have any of you placed it in your ponds or pools?
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 25, 2016 5:21 PM CST
Bumping this up in hopes some of you have grown lysimachia in water.
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Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
May 26, 2016 10:48 AM CST
I have it by the pond and it tries to go over the side into the pond where it sprouts roots. I was hoping it would just like water lettuce and water celery. I haven't put it in pots and floated it in the pond yet but think I will give it a try now that you mention it. Hilarious!
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 26, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Thanks, Mary Stella, I'll find some and give it a try. Today I'm putting cannas into my little pond in my greenhouse.
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Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
May 26, 2016 1:13 PM CST
Love cannas but I cannot grow them very well here. I already have to dig up and store all I can handle now: dahlias, gladiolas, crocosmias, etc Hilarious!
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 26, 2016 1:18 PM CST
I sure understand that. I used to live in a colder climate where everything had to be stored for the winter.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
May 30, 2016 2:15 PM CST
I just pulled in one of my floating barley pots and stuck some Lysimachia to see if it will grow. Will let you know
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 30, 2016 3:16 PM CST
Thanks, I would appreciate that. I haven't found any to buy yet, but haven't looked hard. I'll have to get on it.
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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
May 31, 2016 4:45 AM CST
I do Karen. I will get a pic for you. I have it growing under a rock sculpture that is being held up by a cinder block in the pond. The block is covered out of sight by that and some penny royal.
Name: Audrey
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May 31, 2016 5:40 AM CST

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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 31, 2016 9:33 AM CST
Beautiful, Audrey! Thank you for posting it. Mine is just an 800 gallon tank to keep the greenhouse a bit warmer. I put some cannas in there a few days ago and they are going well. The sun makes the water turn green with algae, so I'm hoping getting a lot of plants in there to shade the surface will help. There is no filtration on it. The only aeration is a solar waterfall that runs when it's sunny.
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Name: Cory
Columbus, Ohio 43229 (Zone 5b)
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Jun 28, 2016 8:36 PM CST
Lysimachia can also go aquatic if you plant it in a pot and sink it. It will grow to the top of the water. It is a common aquarium plant. Comes in a gold form as well.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 28, 2016 10:05 PM CST
Thanks, Cory. I'll look for both colors and give them a try in my pond.
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plantladylin
Jun 29, 2016 3:46 PM CST
I'm just learning about ponds and water plants. We recently moved and our new home has a small pond in the enclosed atrium. I'm not even sure how many gallons of water it holds but it's quite small. My husband just recently bought a Hardy Water Lily (Nymphaea 'Attraction') that's just starting to sprout and it will more than likely have to come out due to size restrictions but there's also a big Koi in the pond who we've been told will eat the water lily. I thought about ordering Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) from Texas Water Lilies, they have little plants for $5.00 They also have the Golden Creeping Jenny which is real pretty too: http://texaswaterlilies.com/Marginalsorderpage.html
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jun 29, 2016 4:58 PM CST
Thanks for that link! I haven't been able to find it locally anywhere. I'll order some when we can get back there.

It will be nice to have a little atrium pond. I've noticed water plants do grow quickly and have to be kept culled. I had a pond before with water hibiscus, and it grew so fast, I swear I was tossing it out daily! Yes, the fish will eat most of the water plants.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jun 30, 2016 9:53 AM CST
The lysimachia I planted in a floating pot is doing well and growing. The stuff around the edge of the pond in regular soil is blooming a pretty yellow. The two pots of marsh marigolds I floated in a new type of floating pot are going gang busters after blooming their heads off this spring. The bottoms are made of a porous material so I think they must do some water filtration through their roots. Also I floated some water celery in one and it is spreading its stems and roots out from the main pot which is also good. I give up on water lilies. They are not worth the bother. At least if they would grow huge lily pads like they used to I would have them just for the shade. I should go back to planting in dirt rather than pea gravel. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Garden Art
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plantmanager
Jun 30, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Where did you get your new type of floating pot, Mary Stella? I just put my cannas in normal pots full of pea gravel, suspended in the pond.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 2, 2016 5:27 PM CST
I have pulled this plant and floated it on top of my rain water tanks , it grows small water roots and floats on top till frost.
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Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jul 2, 2016 6:14 PM CST
Thank you for letting me know, Cinda. That is what it should do in my small greenhouse tank.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jul 4, 2016 9:10 AM CST
Karen, I ordered the pots from Drs. Foster and Smith
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=516...

The bottoms actually are more pointed when filled with soil and you can vary the depth they float by adding pea gravel to the top. The roots grow out so you get good filtration of the water through them. The water celery has grown out of the basket on top and now is floating with roots around the basket. Just what I want, coverage and more filtration of the water. I attach lead sinkers (1/4# at the lightest with fish line to keep them in one spot (more or less - in a good breeze they will drag that weight across the pond bottom since I have little gravel on the bottom)). I am quite happy with them and will order a few more next year. They wouldn't work for water lilies that have to have the plant lower in the water. I have used pea gravel before but in the last few years they haven't grown very well - water lilies that is. I put tabs in them but still not much luck. And this year has been stupendously warm and sunny - hot even in the 70-80 range.
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