No, not as in rafting the rapids on the Colorado River! But have you ever considered adding white to your water garden? White is actually the reflection of all colors and all wavelengths. If one of the colors is subtracted from white light, you see the complementary color. For example, if yellow is subtracted from white light, you see blue. Nature is so amazing, and even these white aquatic plants prove that point!
White water lilies add an element of white with a sunny-colored center. Lovely, aren't they?
This aquatic crinum lily (Bog Lily) is dainty and elegant all at once. Add these to your water garden or a boggy area for an architectural statement.
The night-blooming tropical lily looks like it should glow in the dark! It doesn't, but it is a stunning addition to a pond, and is especially nice for people who enjoy their pond mostly at night.
Hymenocallis, or Spider Lily, is an easy-to-grow, reliable moisture-lover. It's delicate and sturdy all at the same time!
And we can't forget the Yerba Mansa! It's actually an Arizona canyon native! The Native Americans use the leaves and flowers in a tea to treat just about any digestive issue.
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Barbi Holdeman, co-owner of The Pond Gnome, enjoys sharing their 20+ years of education & experience with you! She writes about Phoenix Ecosystem Pond Installation, Pond Maintenance, Wildlife around the Pond, Koi and Goldfish in the Pond, and the Pond Lifestyle. If you enjoy what she writes, please share it!