- Plant Info
- Tropical Bog Plant
- Add Interest & Height To Your Water Garden
- Increases Natural Filtration
Water Poppy is yellow flowering plant. The short lived lemon-yellow flower has small red and brown centers, that are enhanced by thick shiny dark-green, heart-shaped leaves. The leaves average 1" to 3" across and are quick to spread in your pond. The flowers bloom June - August but in tropical climates, the leaves remain green and abundant year-round.
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|Plant Type||Bog Plant|
|Hardiness Zones||9 To 12|
|Growing Light||Full Sun To Partial Shade|
|Bloom Time||June - August|
|Plant Size||Spread Up To 18"|
Mail Order: What To Expect
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Water Poppy will arrive in a 2" Pot (roots with some foliage). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!
Plant directly into pond and water garden planting shelves or you fill individual planting containers loosely with CrystalClear® Thrive™ Aquatic Plant Fertilizer or aquatic planting media, placing the appropriate fertilizer tablets into the bottom half of the planting media and covering them over, then filling planting media 2/3 to the top. Place the plant in the center of the pot with the roots spread out over the planting media, and then continuing to cover the roots with planting media. The crown of the plant, which is the connection between the roots and stems, can usually be about 1" below the surface of the planting media for best results. Avoid using bagged potting mix and other lightweight soils because they will float and continually cloud pond water.
Regular fertilization of your Water Poppy will keep it growing well all season long. TetraPond® LilyGro™ Aquatic Plant Food or Laguna Plant Grow Fertilizer Spikes can be pushed into the soil at planting time and from April through August, following all manufacturers' recommendation for fertilizer application rates.
For best results, trim or prune as leaves and flowers begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.
In Zones 8 and lower, remove plant from pond after first frost.