Planting around poolside - Knowledgebase Question

Fordyce, Ar
Question by jeniferdmt
February 27, 2011
I want to plant flowers and other thing around my pool. But don't know what to plant because I dont know if water from pool would hurt them. Coule you please inform me on what plants would be good.

Answer from NGA
February 27, 2011


There is quite a long list of plants suitable for planting near swimming pools. These plants have smooth branches, foliage and flowers so as not to harm swimmers or sunbathers, and they produce very little litter. Most have a tropical look to enhance the poolside landscape. Here's a partial list: Dracaena, Ensete (banana), Ferns of all kinds, palms, Schefflera, Camellia, Fatsia japonica, Pittosporum, Agapanthus, Canna, Colocasia (Elephant's ear), Kniphofia (red hot poker), Strelitzia (Bird-of-Paradise), Hemerocallis (daylily), and Rhaphiolepsis indica. Hope some, or all, of these plants appeal to you!

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