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Products > Hydrocleys nymphoides 'Venezuelan'
 
Hydrocleys nymphoides 'Venezuelan' - Venezuelan Water Poppy

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Limnocharitacae (Water-poppies)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Hydrocleys nymphoides 'Venezuelan' (Aquatic) (Venezuelan Water Poppy) - 'Venezuelan' is a selection of the species noted for larger leaves and flowers. Charming waterlily-like, stoloniferous perennial with tufts of thick shiny floating leaves and distinctive solitary lemon-yellow flowers with a red and brown center. Water Poppy flowers have three petals and are a definite poppy shape. The flowers measures 2 to 2.5 inches across and stand above the water and last a day or so but are produced in abundance from July to September. Thick, shiny dark green, broadly heart-shaped leaves; 2 to 4 inches wide leaves on long, trailing stems up to 3 feet long. It will survive in water up to 12 to 15 inches deep, but prefers shallow conditions (6 inches) and prefers rich topsoil. They are especially well suited to patio pool gardens and smaller ponds. Fertilize each month throughout the summer. This plant prefers full sun but can tolerate and flower in a fair amount of shade. It is evergreen in frost-free climates and cold hardy to 30-32 degrees. Name origin: Greek, 'hydro' (water) 'kleis' (a key) and 'nymphoides' (like Nymphaea). We grew this plant for only one year in 2003.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Hydrocleys 'Venezuelan'.
 
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