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PlantFiles: Water Poppy
Hydrocleys nymphoides

Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Hydrocleys (HY-droh-klees) (Info)
Species: nymphoides (nym-FOY-deez) (Info)

Synonym:Limnocharis humboldtii
Synonym:Hydrocleys commersonii

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Ponds and Aquatics

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Plant is viviparous

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral BUFFY690 On Sep 16, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

got some plants they are in a deck container. we plan on bringing them in and putting in a fish bowl to overwinter.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Daytona Beach, Florida
Venus, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
Cleveland, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Austin, Texas
Garland, Texas
Spring Branch, Texas

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