Water poppies are cheerful, little pond plants with tri-petaled yellow blooms that spread across the surface of the water with small, lily-like, green pads on this ornamental pond plant! Water Poppies add a pop of color and texture on the surface of the water adding shade for fish and taking up nutrients from the water. Plants spread by sending out stems across the surface of the water.
Height Leaves float on surface of the water, flowers can grow to 2-3" tall
Width Mature plants can form a 2' spread
Moisture Needs Must be planted in soil and placed in water, do not allow plants to dry out
Bloom Time Blooms all summer long
Fertilize Fertilize throughout the growing/blooming season (June through September) With one Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabb per month
Propagate By stem cuttings
Must be shipped without a pot/soil into California.
Plant water poppies in small containers using heavy loam soil and place the container in the shallow end of your pond with tops of pots 2-6" beneath the surface of the water. Flowers grow 2-3" tall while leaves float on the surface of the water. Plant in full sun to part shade. Bring indoors before first frost and overwinter in tubs or aquariums with strong grow lights. Add a fertilizer tabb to your potted plants to keep them green and blooming throughout the summer months, (June through September)! We recommend Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates.