10 Water Flowers that Grow in Containers and Vases


If you love growing blooming plants and want to try something unique, these Water Flowers that Grow in Containers and Vases should be your pick.

Water Flowers that Grow in Containers and Vases

1. Water Hyacinth

Water Flowers that Grow in Containers and Vases

Botanical Name: Eichhornia crassipes

Water hyacinth is a beautiful floating plant that drifts on the surface of the water. This invasive plant features a rosette of leathery, round, waxy, glossy green leaves attached to a spongy stem and dark feathery roots suspended in the water below the plant. It produces purple color flowers and grows in USDA Zones 8b-11.

2. Caribbean Spider Lily

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Botanical Name: Hymenocallis caribaea

The elegant pure white vanilla fragrant flowers open up in shape similar to huge spiders. It blossoms from mid-summer to late fall. This plant does well in full sun to partial shade. You can start its bulbs in the water!

3. Iris

Botanical Name: Iris

This semi-aquatic plant favor shallow water that adequately covers its crown. You can grow it in any type of decorative container, and it’ll look good.

4. Tulips


Botanical Name: Tulipa

Tulip bulbs can also be grown in the water by choosing healthy, large, firm bulbs. Fill a tall, clear vase with a small amount of water, and place some pebbles in the bottom. Keep water 1/4 to 1/2 inches from the bulb bottoms; never allow the water to touch the bulbs.

5. Hyacinth

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Botanical Name: Hyacinthus orientalis

You can grow hyacinth bulbs in a water-filled transparent vase. Just make sure that you are submerging the bulbs in a way that the water is not touching them. The process is the same as tulips.

6. Amaryllis

Botanical Name: Amaryllidaceae

Amaryllis is a bulbous ornamental plant that can be grown in the water without soil. Place some pebbles in the jar to keep the bulb in a stable position.

7. Water Snowflake

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Botanical Name: Nymphoides indica

Water Snowflake is a member of the water lily family. It features small leaves and blooms that resemble snowflakes floating on the water. You can easily grow in small to medium-sized wide pots.

8. Perry’s Baby Red

Botanical Name: Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Baby Red’

‘Perry’s Baby Red’ is a lovely variety that displays scented red double-blooms with ornamental pads. This small aquatic plant is best for vases and terrariums in the initial stage, and later you can transfer it to a small water garden or in a container.

9. Miniature Yellow Waterlily

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Botanical Name: Nymphaea ‘Pygmaea Helvola’

‘Helvola’ offers upward-curving yellow petaled, cup-shaped flowers and round green leaves. The plant does well in a 15-18 inches container. It flowers continuously from summer to fall.

10. Lotus

Botanical Name: Nelumbo nucifera

Growing lotus in a medium to size container is possible. You can start it in big tubs and half barrels. Just make sure that you are lining up the bottom with 3-5 inches of soil so that the tuber stays buried while the flower floats atop the water.

Chawan Basu is good for small containers, whereas Pink Pretty Princess Payton is perfect for large ones.

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