Deep Marginal Plants
A section of plants that often gets overlooked by pond keepers, yet they include some excellent plants and should be grown more widely. First and foremost, their leaves and often their flowers, are very attractive in an area of the pond where planting other plants other than lilies can be difficult.
Another advantage is that water lilies don't like strong water movement or splashing water. Whereas most of these plants will thrive in turbulent water, even right next to a waterfall or fountain and in addition to that, they don't need as much sunlight. In partial shade, a water lily will rarely flower, but these plants will both grow and flourish well.