Water poppy (Hydrocleys nymphoides)


  • Hardiness: Zones 9-11
  • Height: 2- 2.5" on water surface
  • Flower: short-lived light yellow flowers with a red and brown center, borne in abundance; flowers stand above the water
  • Foliage: Thick, shiny dark green heart-shaped leaves; 2 to 4" wide leaves on long, trailing stems
  • Comments: Will survive in water up to 12 to 15" deep, but prefers shallow conditions (6"); prefers rich topsoil; overwinter indoors in shallow tub but keep moist and provide good light