Saturday, August 9, 2008

Nymphoides geminata/Yellow Fringed Water Snowflake

Nymphoides geminata

This may be the plant for you if you have a small water garden or a container water garden.  Like tiny water lilies these diminutive plants produce a yellow fimbriated flower which blooms in the morning then closes with the summer heat.



9 comments:

gardenpath said...

Just stopped in to say hello, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Yours is very lovely. I will be back.
Sandy

Mother Nature said...

You are always welcome, Sandy.

Perennial Gardener said...

What a lovely little water plant. I can't wait to see the bloom. I hope you post a pic when it does.

Mother Nature said...

Soon, I hope, soon, PG.

Niels Plougmann said...

Your post reminds me that I would actually like to get a big wine barrel and make a small water container with aquatic plants.

Mother Nature said...

Niels,
I am looking forward to seeing your wine barrel water garden.

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hi MN,
Again, I sigh that we've not got the room for a water garden just yet, but it's been one of our long term dreams for the garden out back. I too would like to see the flowers when they bloom, so keep us posted!

Mother Nature said...

IVG,
You could always have a container water garden like
Niels is contemplating. I have in the past used a large composite flower pot.... The ones that are light weight and have sidewalls about an inch thick. Thick walls are insulation from hot and cold temps.

Kanak Hagjer said...

That's lovely! I have no space for a water body and for my next container water garden this plant will be a good idea!