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Ludwigia sedoides

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
lud-WIG-ee-uh see-DOY-deez
Description

The mosaic plant is in the primrose family.  It has showy floating diamond leaves that form an intricate rose pattern and cup-shaped yellow flowers. It requires sun and heavy macro and micro fertilization to produce attractive growth. It is not hardy in NC and needs to be brought indoors. However, it is difficult to overwinter inside but it can be done in a large aquarium if you are able to meet its needs.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#water garden#colorful leaves#water plant#pond#naturalizes
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#water garden#colorful leaves#water plant#pond#naturalizes
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ludwigia
    Species:
    sedoides
    Family:
    Onagraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Mexico to Tropical America
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Water Plant
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Description:
    2-inch yellow blooms float on the surface of the water
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Rhomboidal
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Red and green diamond-shaped leaves appear in 3-6 inches wide rosettes.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden