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Nymphaea 'Antares'

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Description

Water lilies are a group of plants containing about 70 known species. They are either tropical or hardy and grow in water 3 inches to 2 foot deep. The spread is variable from 2 foot to about 12 foot. Larger plants need larger water gardens or ponds. Short ones do well growing in containers. They prefer non-moving water without fountains or currents. Most prefer full sun but some will tolerate some shade. The flowers are showy and usually fragrant with showy lily pads for leaves. Viviparous water lilies form plantlets attached to the mother plant.

'Antares' is an exceptional night-blooming tropical water lily with beautiful dark rosy red flowers. The flowers open in the evening and close up in the late morning hours. It is very free flowering with cup-shaped 6" to 8" flowers. Bronze leaves can grow to 10" to 12" in diameter. Good for medium to large water gardens. It spreads 5-6 feet wide.

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#water garden#large leaves#water plant#spreading#waterlilies#night-flowering
Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#water garden#large leaves#water plant#spreading#waterlilies#night-flowering
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nymphaea
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Distribution:
    southeast
    Wildlife Value:
    Water lily leaves provide a landing pad for thirsty bees while offering shelter for aquatic wildlife beneath the surface. The shade cast from the leaves also helps to prevent the growth of algae.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    6-10 in. cup-like, dark rosy red flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    10-12 in. green leaves; new leaves are bronzy with green veins
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting