Floating Heart, Water Fringe
Nymphoides peltata

Family: Menyanthaceae
Genus: Nymphoides (nym-FOY-deez) (Info)
Species: peltata (pel-TAY-tuh) (Info)
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Category:

Ponds and Aquatics

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Cherry Valley, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Cleveland, Ohio

Tillamook, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 22, 2015, SallieKr from (Sallie) Cherry Valley, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is another plant I purchased in Spring, 2014 which was listed as zone 5 on that site. I planted it as directed, submerged in hanging containers about 12" below the surface of my pond (zone 5a). In spite of forgetting to sink the containers to the bottom of the pond for the winter, both plants are doing very well and now are in bloom. Very cute plant which looks like miniature water lilies, but with small yellow flowers.

Negative

On Feb 28, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This species is banned as invasive or a noxious weed in 6 states, including Oregon.

Positive

On Jul 18, 2007, karlabb from Tillamook, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant grows nicely, but is small enough for a half-barrel water feature. Blooms consistantly. The goldfish love to hover under the leaves, and frogs occasionally rest on them. Easily survived a couple of inches of ice and 2 weeks of snow here in zone 8.