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Nymphaea 'Attraction'

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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.

'Attraction' waterlily is a hybrid with floating round foliage and has a slightly fragrant red, multipetaled flower. It needs about 4 feet to spread its leaves on the water's surface. It is free flowering and can bloom well in part shade. The inner petals ar subject to burning. Each flower lasts several days and they close in the evening and night time. It makes a good cut flower and tolerates the summer heat better than most red water lilies.

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#red flowers#cut flowers#water plant#spreading#ponds#waterlilies#bogs#profuse bloom
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#perennial#red flowers#cut flowers#water plant#spreading#ponds#waterlilies#bogs#profuse bloom
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nymphaea
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    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
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    6-8 in. flowers; inner petals are deep garnet red; outer petals are lighter with yellow stamens. The cup-like shape becomes stellate; slight fragrance
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Undulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    10-12 in. green leaves; new leaves are light bronze
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting