10 Perfect Plants To Landscape With In Your Pool Area

It's a good thing to take some time off now and then. And luckily, you have a pool right at home just for that. But guess what? Sprucing up your landscape can make your experience in the pool way much better. You're more likely to feel refreshed when you feel comfortable and at peace in the pool — and that's why you need to grow plants around that water-splashing area. Plants can be used to create a lovely landscape around your pool to make it both aesthetically pleasing and functional. They can provide privacy, color, and a certain vibrancy that you will always love, as claimed by The Little Pool Co.

Besides, revamping your waterside landscape with new plants is a therapeutic activity that you'll be proud you did. And there are no limits to what you can do when it comes to this. So, if you're ready to create the most beautiful landscape around your pool, you'll find the perfect plants to start with below.

1. Aloe vera

To start this list off, we have everybody's favorite medicinal plant, the aloe vera plant. When selecting plants to landscape with, you have to consider two factors: the degree of maintenance needed, which refers to how messy the plant can be, and the plants' ability to survive under the sun's rays for a prolonged period. Aloe vera passes this test, as it is low maintenance and can withstand the heat radiated by the sun. Sometimes, aloe vera will produce flowers, which can add to the beauty of your landscape, per NC State Extension.

2. Lemongrass

Aside from being highly medicinal and a soup ingredient, lemongrass also aids with pest control in your home. It is quite a bother when you can't enjoy a peaceful time by the pool because of insects milling around you. Planting lemongrass may aid in this aspect as it is well-known for repelling insects. It is filled with citronella oil, which has been proven to hide or block the smells that attract mosquitoes to humans, as noted by Rentokil. Lemongrass is also effective for repelling snakes and lizards. And guess what? Despite being a repellant, lemongrass still emits a very lovely scent.

3. Bird of paradise

This is one of the most popular plants for landscaping. Bird of paradise is a delight to the eyes and adds color to your pool area. It is a cluster of bright, colorful flowers that provide an almost exotic look for your outdoor pool. It's perfect because you don't have to worry too much about leaves falling into your pool, too. According to Rode Pool Services, the plant can reach a height of 5 feet, which could provide you with some privacy. And FYI, bird of paradise thrives and reaches full bloom in the sun, which is perfect for your landscape.

4. Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile, also referred to as Agapanthus, is another perfect plant to add to your pool landscape. It can survive in a wide range of environmental conditions, and thankfully, its leaves don't make a mess, as they require low maintenance, as noted by Gardenia.

Not only is it considered a beautiful and magical plant, but it also possesses medicinal uses. If you're looking for aesthetically appealing plants for your pool landscape, then you should consider planting the lily of the Nile.

5. Stonecrop

Stonecrop (Sedum 'Pool Party') comes in different variations, with different heights, forms, shapes, and colors, allowing you to mix and match its many variations to achieve a different look. Stonecrop is very compatible with pool areas and since they can spread wide, they cover quite a bit space. They also provide a lovely look for your landscape with their contrasting colors. Gardenia affirms that stonecrops can survive in various weather conditions, especially thriving in the summer. This plant requires a lot of sunshine, which makes it perfect for your poolside.

6. Trumpet honeysuckle

Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) is well-known for its scarlet flowers that grow in spring and throughout the summer. It's best used to cover walls around your pool as they grow fast and wide and onto other plants. It's a great choice if you're looking for plants that can provide you with privacy, too, as the trumpet honeysuckle can grow to a height of 15 feet, per Gardenia. This honeysuckle plant survives well in the sun and is generally free of pests and the like.

7. Hibiscus

Selecting the hibiscus plant will make your pool landscape look like an exotic paradise. This plant can be evergreen, meaning it grows and remains functional in more than one season. Hibiscus is available in a variety of colors, too, as noted by the University of Minnesota. Additionally, the hibiscus blooms well when it has full access to the sun. You shouldn't have too many problems with its leaves falling into the pool if you've selected an evergreen variety. To have more flowers all year round, you can consistently check and remove spent flowers..

8. Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectabilis) is a climbing shrub that can provide privacy for those who prefer to have their space hidden. It is known for being very tall, growing up to 30 feet. The plant supports itself by resting on other plants, according to CABI. This is another plant that gives a heavenly look to your pool landscape. Its flowers bloom in a lovely shade of pink, which makes it easy to recognize. Bougainvillea blooms beautifully when it has access to a lot of sunshine. It is an evergreen plant and as a result, it can survive somewhat in the winter.

9. Daylilies

The daylily (which isn't a lily) is a plant that is easy to grow in your home and can last for a very long time with little care, according to the University of Minnesota. The daylily, however, needs sunlight to fully bloom, but can also be placed under taller trees for partial shade. The daylily has a variety of colors that can further enhance the exotic look of your landscape. The plant can also be placed close to the pool, as it can withstand exposure to chlorine or saltwater.

10. Star jasmine

The star jasmine plant produces one of the most beautiful flowers and is a perfect addition to your pool landscape. The leaves of the star jasmine are a vibrant green with lovely white flowers that are shaped like stars; they will bloom well if they have access to the sun. Star jasmine is an evergreen plant and can survive a light winter, as noted by the University of Florida. You should consider adding this to your collection if you want a heavenly feel for your pool landscape.