White in the Water Garden

While everyone loves the pop of a pink lotus or violet waterlily, have you ever considered adding whimsical 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 these white aquatic plants certainly prove that point!

White Aquatic Plants for Your Water Garden
Take a look at some of our favorite, white aquatic plants!

 

White waterlilies in water garden
A pair of white waterlilies rest atop a cool pond, one fully open and the other just awakening.

 

Zoom in to reveal the intricate details of the waterlily's sunny center, glowing proudly within the inner circle of petals.
Zoom in to reveal the intricate details of the waterlily’s sunny center, glowing proudly within the inner circle of petals.

 

This aquatic crinum lily is dainty and elegant all at once.
This aquatic crinum lily is dainty and elegant all at once. Add these to your water garden or a boggy area for an architectural statement.

 

Enjoy the gentle beauty of this aquatic crinum lily up close.

And be sure to enjoy their gentle beauty up close.

 

This breathtaking, night-blooming tropical waterlily will delight you as the sun sets on the horizon.
This breathtaking, night-blooming tropical waterlily will delight you as the sun sets on the horizon. Can you see the little blue dragonfly perched on its petal?

 

Hymenocallis, or Spider Lily, is an easy-to-grow, reliable moisture-lover, perfect for a water feature!
Hymenocallis, or Spider Lily, is an easy-to-grow, reliable moisture-lover. If you love green and white combinations, like I do, you’ll love this compelling flower. Although it grows primarily along the edges of a pond, you can plant it in soil (just remember to keep its feet wet).

 

Refresh yourself on hot summer days with this cute little Water Snowflake.
Refresh yourself on hot summer days with this cute little Water Snowflake. Don’t you just love its fuzzy, feathery petals?

 

Got shade? Then you'll want to get White Butterfly Ginger, which is just as fragrant as a Gardenia.
Got shade? Then you’ll want to get White Butterfly Ginger, which is just as fragrant as a Gardenia. Mmmm. It’s considered invasive in some areas, like Hawaii, so keep your eye on it … but why would you want to take your eye off it?