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Nymphaea 'Catherine Marie'

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.

 'Catherine Marie' is a tropical night-flowering waterlily. This waterlily is a geophyte and herbaceous, flowering in the summer and fall (June-October usually). It has intense pink fragrant blooms that freely flowers and large lilypads.

Cultivars:
  • 'Catherine Marie'
Tags:
#fall#tropical#pink#showy flowers#water garden#summer#fall flowers#pink flowers#water plant#summer flowers#nighttime garden#floating flowers#floating leaf#waterlilies#aquatic#geophyte#night flowering waterlily#night-flowering#hot pink
Cultivars:
  • 'Catherine Marie'
Tags:
#fall#tropical#pink#showy flowers#water garden#summer#fall flowers#pink flowers#water plant#summer flowers#nighttime garden#floating flowers#floating leaf#waterlilies#aquatic#geophyte#night flowering waterlily#night-flowering#hot pink
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nymphaea
    Family:
    Nymphaeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Lilypads provide a landing place for thirsty bees, provide shelter for fish and shading helps prevent algae growth
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Blooming usually from June to October (summer/ fall), this very pink, floating flower has many petals and is about 8 inches in diameter. The petals are very pink (but can be a lighter shade, even whitish near the center of the petals). The stamens are yellow.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Sinuate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Floating, olive green leaves are very large (over 13 inches in diameter) and look like a plate.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Nighttime Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Small groups