Snowflake water plants can be a great additions to your ornamental garden pond. They are easy to grow in mild temperatures and can be used to minimize algae growth. To get the best result, plant them where they will be exposed to full sunlight in at least 3 inches of water. But be aware that because they grow so rapidly, snowflake water plants have been classified as invasive species in some states. So be sure this isn’t a problem in your area before planting.
- The snowflake water lily’s growth habits are similar to the water lily. However, they are not related.
- Because snowflake water lily is a rambunctious grower, it is considered to be an invasive species in some states.
- Growing snowflake lilies isn’t difficult in the mild temperatures of USDA plant hardiness zones 7 through 11.
“The plants can be extremely helpful if you fight recurring algae in your pond, as snowflake water lily provides shade that minimizes algae growth.”