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Nymphoides peltata - Fringed Waterlily, Floating Heart

Regular price £3.95

  • Approximate leaf spread: 45cm (18 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 10 - 30cm (4 - 12 inches)
  • Flowering time: July to August
  • Flower colour: Yellow
  • Supplied in the 8cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 litre pot

Sometimes known as Villarsia nymphoides, this pretty native plant is not a true waterlily but actually a relative of the Bogbean. Very easy to grow, it produces floating heart-shaped leaves which are a lush green, sometimes dappled with red/brown. Each crown sends out floating runners, which will gradually root and create new plants. Buttercup-yellow flowers about 1½ inches across with fringed edges are produced in summer at the nodes in the runners, and stand about 2 inches out of the water. Each flower only lasts a couple of days but mature plants produce several runners and many flowers from each runner.

Not recommended for ponds in Ireland, where it is not native.

Planting Tips: If your plant arrives with runners, pot the main plant in the soil but leave the runners floating freely in the water. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.