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Nymphaea 'Comanche'

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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 20 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.

'Comanche' is a hardy and free-flowering water lily. The flowers change colors as it matures from orange to yellow. Flowers are held above the water and have a good fragrance. Long bloom season from spring through summer. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade. It can be subject to crown rot.

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#water garden#yellow flowers#orange flowers#water plant#pond#waterlilies#long bloom time
Cultivars:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#water garden#yellow flowers#orange flowers#water plant#pond#waterlilies#long bloom time
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nymphaea
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Lilypads provide a landing site for thirsty bees, provide shelter for fish and shading helps prevent algae growth
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    5-6 in. orange flowers change to yellow apricot (first day) to gold orange (second day) to deep orange with yellow tips (third day). They are cup-shaped changing to stellate with good fragrance.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    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:
    12 in. green leaves; new leaves are bronzy with some purple spots
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Small groups