Yellow floating heart leaves on water with flowers sticking out.

Control Yellow Floating Heart

Many people ask how to get rid of yellow floating heart. The following options can be considered for how to control yellow floating heart.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove yellow floating heart, understand that physical removal is not recommended based on the rapid reproduction from fragments.


Herbicide Control:

There are multiple options for how to kill yellow floating heart that offer great control.

  1. Spritflo (for ponds with no outflow) – liquid that is poured and spreads throughout the entire body of water, offers extended control.
  2. Liquid 2, 4-D (for ponds or lakes) – liquid that is diluted with water and sprayed over the plants. Most effective on treatment areas larger than a half-acre, this allows longer contact exposure time.


Treatment Tips:

When treating yellow floating heart,

  • Spritflo can be used at the first signs of growth.
  • With other herbicides, treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
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