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Blue Waterleaf, False Fiddleleaf
Hydrolea ovata

Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Hydrolea (hy-DRO-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: ovata (oh-VAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Barling, Arkansas

Dyer, Arkansas

Van Buren, Arkansas

Keithville, Louisiana

Dike, Texas

Willis, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 24, 2009, Allwild from North, TX wrote:

This attractive flower grows wild and is native to Texas and other states. Blooms near the pond in summer and the blooms last for weeks. Someone said that this plant attracts snakes but there are many things near the pond that can attract snakes, like frogs.