Floating Heart, Water Snowflake
Nymphoides indica

Family: Menyanthaceae
Genus: Nymphoides (nym-FOY-deez) (Info)
Species: indica (IN-dih-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Ponds and Aquatics

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

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Height:

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Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Hollywood, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Southold, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 26, 2006, jnana from South Florida, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I've had the Water Snowflake, Nymphoides indica for a couple of months and I'm quite happy with it. Every morning the flower buds open with the most delightful white flowers, then close in the evening. It's growing nicely and best of all my goldfish have not bothered it.