Water Poppy (Hydrocleys Nymphoides)
Water Poppies are a delightful pond plant with perky, yellow, three petaled flowers and green foliage that spread on the surface of the water. Water Poppies add shade to your pond to help avoid algae issues, add cover for your fish, as well as add a splash of color to the pond! Water Poppies bloom all summer long!
Height 2 - 3 inches tall
Spread Spreads to about 2 feet across the water
Moisture Requirements Wet, plant in container using loam soil and place container 2 - 6 inches beneath the surface of the water
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade (Plants bloom best in full sun)
Zone Hardy in zones 9 - 11
Water Poppies give the illusion of 'floating on the surface of the water'. Water Poppies must be planted in containers using loam soil and placed 2 - 6 inches beneath the surface of the water. Water Poppies have a branching habitat and the plant slowly spreads across the surface of the water. Water Poppies are a tropical plant but grow beautifully in the north throughout the summer months and looks delightful when planted in tub or container gardens or small ponds. Fertilize once each month with a slow release fertilizer like Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs.
*Small Fabric Planting Containers are a great choice for planting your Water Poppy!