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Floating Plant List

Last Updated: 9/17/10

For more information on these plant lists, see the plant list information page. For information on pond plants, see the plant page. A more complete plant table can be found in Robyn's Pond Book. Go here for more information.

For information on floating plants including tropical ones which are not in this hardy plant list, go to the floating plant page.

For information on snowflakes which are listed here as floating, see my waterlily page which covers lily-like plants.

Hardy Floating Plants and Floating Leaf (Lily-Like) Plants (Zone 7+, minimum zone varies)

Before reading this list, see the key, how to use this list, and how to contact the nurseries that are listed by visiting my plant list page.

Hardy Floating and Lily-Like Plants

Common Name Latin Name Type Native to Eastern US? Depth to Plant in Inches Height of Plant in Feet Zones Sun Preference Color(s) of Flowers Price at Lilypons 2007 Price at Aquamart 2007 Price at MD Aquatic Nurseries 1997 Price at Lilyblooms 1997 Price at Paradise Water Gardens 2005 Price at That Pet Place 1998 Price at Crystal Palace Perennials 1999 Did or do I have this plant?
Azolla Azolla caroliniana Floating No     7+ Shade to partial sun No flowers   3.15           Yes
Duckweed Lemna minor and related species floating Yes     5+ partial to full     No longer carry 5.00 2.50 4.50   4.99 Yes
Floating Heart or Water Fringe Nymphoides peltata marginal with floating leaves   4 to 6 inches   5+ partial to full yellow 8.00 4.25 9.90 4.00 4.00     Yes
Frogbit Hydrocharis morsus-ranae floating       7+   white   No longer carry 6.60         Yes
Snowflake, Large Water Nymphoides indicum or maybe N. indica marginal with floating leaves   4 to 24 inches   5+ partial to full white             9.99 No
Snowflake, Orange Nymphoides hydrochariodes marginal with floating leaves           orange       7.00 6.95     Yes
Snowflake, Painted Yellow Water Nymphoides crenata marginal with floating leaves   4 to 12 inches   7+ partial to full yellow             9.99 No
Snowflake, White Nymphoides cristatum or maybe called N. cristata marginal with floating leaves   4 to 12 inches   6+ partial to full white 8.00 5.35     6.95   9.99 Yes
Snowflake, Yellow Nymphoides geminata marginal with floating leaves   4 to 12 inches   5 to 7+ partial to full yellow No longer carry 6.35     6.95   9.99 Yes (super invasive but easy to control!)
Snowflake, Water Nymphoides indica marginal with floating leaves           white         5.95     No
Spatterdock Nuphar luteum floating       3+   yellow     17.60         No
Spatterdock, Capefear Nuphar sagitifolia marginal/floating                     No longer sell     No

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