Nymphoides peltata


Water Fringe/ Floating Heart/ Villarsia

A good surface cover plant having a profusion of mid-green floating leaves and bright yellow flowers. Will tolerate both moving water and shade.


Very useful for providing leaf cover, but produces a proliferation of underwater stems and can be quite invasive.

Top tip: It can tolerate slow moving water, but can grow in dappled shade but prefers good depth of water.

Flowers: July – September

Propagation: Trailing shoots produce rootlets at every junction, so easy to divide

Depth of water over the soil: 10-70cm.

Planting: Plant into 5lt planting crate using heavy garden loam or Westland Aquatic Soil