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Water Poppy Hydrocleys nymphoides

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HY-droh-klees nym-FOY-deez
Description

Will survive in water up to 12-15 in. deep, but prefers shallow conditions (6 in.); prefers rich topsoil; overwinter indoors in shallow tub but keep moist and provide good light

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hydrocleys
    Species:
    nymphoides
    Family:
    Alismataceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    short-lived, light yellow flowers with a red and brown center, borne in abundance; flowers stand above the water
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Thick, shiny, dark green, heart-shaped leaves; 2-4 in. wide leaves on long, trailing stems
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden