I have been experimenting with growing various aquarium plants above water. One of the ones I had luck with and would urge people to try is the Giant Hygrophilia. I threw some in my pond late last year. It grew above water got reddish purple eaves and a lot of small lavender flowers. My wife liked it so much that she has planted several indoors. They constantly cycle their flowers. I have also playing with various Crypts and swords. When it finally warms up this year, I plan to expand my efforts Another branch of the hobby to explore. It helps that my wife is involved. Instead of glaring at new glass box in the sun room, she wants know what I am trying and does it involve anything that she can plant.