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Director George T. Moore Nymphaea 'Director George T. Moore'

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.

'Director George T. Moore' is a free-flowering tropical waterlily with violet blooms that are open during the day and are held above the waterline. Best used in medium to large water gardens

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#showy leaves#large leaves#water plant#tropical perennial#spreading#violet flowers#tropical evergreen#pond#waterlilies
Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#showy leaves#large leaves#water plant#tropical perennial#spreading#violet flowers#tropical evergreen#pond#waterlilies
  • 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
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • 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:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    7-10 in. deep violet-blue blooms are open star-shaped with a good fragrance.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Sinuate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    10-12 in. green leaves with a few purple blotches and mottles. Leaf undersides are purple with well-defined green veins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Small groups