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Charlene Strawn Nymphaea 'Charlene Strawn'

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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.

'Charlene Strawn' waterlily is a hardy hybrid between two natives, Nymphaea mexicana and Nymphaea odorata with delicate, light-yellow flowers. It is one of the few hardy waterlilies that hold their flowers above the water surface. Use in medium to large water gardens. Good as a cut flower and tolerates some shade.

 

 

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#hardy#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#yellow flowers#cut flowers#pond#waterlilies
 
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Tags:
#hardy#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#yellow flowers#cut flowers#pond#waterlilies
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nymphaea
    Family:
    Nymphaeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Distribution:
    much of US
    Wildlife Value:
    Waterlily pads provide a landing place for thirsty bees, provide cover for fish, and shading helps prevent algae growth.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    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
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    6-7 in. flower with rich yellow center with lighter yellow outer petals; stellate shaped flowers; inner petals are dark pinkish red; very sweet fragrance
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    8-9 inch glossy round leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting