Many plants grown in the pond can also be used as a food source. Edible water plants are great for salads and stir fry's. As most edible water plants are quick growing they are great for use in natural plant filters.
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Also known as Brahmi. Versatile plant that can be grown as a full aquatic, in shallow water or as a creeping plant over rockeries. Attractive small blue flowers during summer.
Bacopa Monniera Full Aquatic
Used in Sri Lankan cuisine and as a herbal remedy for various skin conditions and as a "brain tonic" to improve memory.
Hydrocotyle asciatica Marginal
Asian water spinach. Used commonly in stir fries throughout southeast Asia. Kang Kung is an annual, therefore it needs to be re-planted each year. Attractive white flowers.
Ipomoea Aquatica Marginal
Attractive fern like water plant that can be used in salads or as a garnish. Excellent for use in natural plant filters and floating baskets.
Aethionema Coridifolium Marginal
Sacred Lotus is a magnificent flowering water plant with massive disc shaped leaves often held high above the water. Lotus seed pods can be dried and used decoratively. We have both pink and white flowering Lotus available.
Nelumbo Nucifera Full Aquatic Nelumbo
Attractive variegated green grey leaves with beautiful mauve flowers. Flowers and leaves are edible and taste similar to garlic. Can be used in salads or cooking. Flowers all year round.
Tulbaghia Violacea Marginal
Root can be used like potato. Taro must be cooked prior to eating.
Edible crisp nut like corm. Can be used in stir fries or salads. Plant in 10-15cm of water and harvest in late autumn once shoots have died back.
Eleocharis dulcis Marginal
Edible water plant with a mild Parsley flavour. Suited to salads and garnishes.
Oenanthe javanica Marginal
European watercress grows in Autumn and Winter and enters dormancy over the warmer months. Can be used in salads and stir fries. Excellent filter plant during the winter months when other plants are dormant. Self seeds, so no need to plant every year.
Nasturtium Officinale Marginal