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MaryK_38

(Zone 7a)

November 1, 2010
10:25 PM

Post #8189692

I have quiet a bit of parrot feather, and I would like to keep it . Will it live if I put it down in the pond with the rest of my plants? Some of it is just floating, do I need to plant it? We do get ice on the pond, I leave my filter with tank out of pond runing all winter, I have a water fall and it has kept running so far. Thanks kp, zone 7a

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 2, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #8190801

likes heat, think if planted, you MIGHT see it come back nex spring
weidner
Merchantville, NJ
(Zone 6a)

November 3, 2010
5:01 AM

Post #8191794

Probably best to bring it inside and winter-over in a fish tank or aquarium with lights.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

November 3, 2010
11:36 AM

Post #8192524

What is it's hardiness rating?
C
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #8192867

Will it live in an aquarium? OK, that sounds like a stupid q lol.
But I know lots of people here said they tried other pond plants like the water lettuce or hyacinth and they die.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

November 3, 2010
4:30 PM

Post #8193064

They simply don't get enough light and many will not last the winter. I think parrots feather is pretty hardy but check and see if its a zone8 or zone7 plant.
Cheryl
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

November 3, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #8193222

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parrot_feather


this link says zone 4-11 hardiness.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=767 773 782&pcatid=782

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MYAQ2


http://www.pondplants1.com/floating/floating_pond_plants.htm
This is a cool site, anyone order from them before? Nice pics and info there.

MaryK_38

(Zone 7a)

November 4, 2010
9:08 PM

Post #8195275

Thanks everyone for your help. Sounds like if its planted it should be O.K. Katherine

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