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Urban Water-Quality Management: Purchasing Aquatic Plants

ID

426-044 (HORT-122P)

Authors as Published

Susan French, Extension Agent, Virginia Beach; Laurie Fox, Horticulture Associate, Hampton Roads AREC; Mike Andruczyk, Extension Agent, Chesapeake; Traci Gilland, Extension Agent, Portsmouth; Lynnette Swanson, Extension Agent, Norfolk,  Reviewed by David Close, Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech 
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 Aquatic plants are essential for a healthy and environmentally balanced water garden. Whether you are installing a new water feature or renovating an existing one, proper plant selection is critical. Plants compliment water features, soften hard edges, and add color, texture, and form. They also provide shelter and food for fish and other aquatic wildlife. The following steps will help you select and purchase aquatic plants. 

Rights


Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Date

April 8, 2015