Parrot feather in winter?

(Zone 7a)

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

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

likes heat, think if planted, you MIGHT see it come back nex spring

Merchantville, NJ(Zone 6a)

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

Arlington, TX

What is it's hardiness rating?
C

springfield area, MO(Zone 5b)

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.

Arlington, TX

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

springfield area, MO(Zone 5b)

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.

(Zone 7a)

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

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