It can matter depending on what kind of a tank you have, how much light your tank has to offer the plant, etc. There used to be a thread with plants listed that was by PewPewPew but for the life of me I can't find it anymore.
I've had the best luck with cabomba and java ferns. Whisteria, hornwort and mundo grass have done well too but I definitely love the first two better. I have lights on all of my aquariums for at least 7 hours a day, too, and I give them plant food. The fish -love- them.