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Water Lily in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Nymphaea

 

Water Lily

Nearly all water lilies have rounded waxy leaves that float in ponds or still water. These are produced from the stems which come from the underwater stalks that arise from the buried rhizomes. The beautiful open cup like flowers are often fragrant and come in various colours. They can be just on the surface of the water, or on short stalks.

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plant Features
  • Water Lily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Water Lily likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Water Lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Water Lily likes aquatic

    Aquatic

 
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plant information

Common name

Water Lily

Latin name

Nymphaea

type

Acquatic perennial rhizome

family

Nymphaeaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Water Lily likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Water Lily is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Water Lily likes aquatic

    Aquatic

  • Water

    Water Lily likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Water Lily is 0.60meters x 0.07meters 0.60 M 0.07 M

Nymphaea

Nearly all water lilies have rounded waxy leaves that float in ponds or still water. These are produced from the stems which come from the underwater stalks that arise from the buried rhizomes. The beautiful open cup like flowers are often fragrant and come in various colours. They can be just on the surface of the water, or on short stalks.


Planting

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

As with most aquatic plants, plant in a hessian lined aquatic baskets of suitable size, and filled with aquatic plant compost. Trim off any dead leaves or buds, and if any of the roots are very long trim them back., then plant with the crown at soil level. Water well, and then submerge the basket so that the leaves of the plant float of the surface of the water but the crown is under water.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Waterlilies flower in Summer, depending on the variety

 

Propagating by division

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Rhizomes can be divided by lifting the plant from the water and cutting off small rhizomes with a root, and planting them in another aquatic basket. Divide plants when they crowd the basket.

 
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