Can't decide on a pink water lily, or looking for other pink or purple water plants?
Let your colour palette create the mood in your water garden design. A Softer pink water lily can have a calming influence to your quiet retreat. The beautiful blooms, floating on the water surface are reflected in the deeper still waters. A bolder pink water lily can make the setting come alive, reflecting your own personality.
Selecting pink coloured water plants to suit your pond may just be the finishing touch. When reviewing lists of water plants, it’s apparent that the shades of your colour theme can have a tremendous effect on the mood and feel within in your garden.
Whether you seek to contrast colours or are trying to maintain a colour scheme, our water plant colour list can help. We have also divided this colour grouping according to the pond depths that they are most ideally suited to. This allows you to choose pink or purple flowering or leaved water plants for each pond planting zone (see Zone Map).
You may choose a pale pink water lily variety such as Morning Glory (Nymphaea x marliacea ‘Carnea’). This Zone Five pink water lily is almost a pink shade of white and adds a softer touch to medium or large ponds. On the other hand a tropical water lily like Nymphaea ‘Tina’ produces some of the richest purple flowers and is absolutely stunning in large urns.
Many hard landscapes are softened with smaller plants carefully positioned amongst larger boulders in garden rockeries. Similar effects can also be created using Native violets (Viola hederacea) planted in moist pockets between boulders along the waters’ edge (Zone Two). Pond edge plantings can also be brightened up with an Australian native Purple Loosestrife. A long flowering perennial that produces masses of showy pink-purple flower spikes.