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Nymphaea 'Foxfire'

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 3 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.

'Foxfire' is a tropical day-flowering waterlily that sometimes will not close completely at night due to the large size of the purple and pink blooms. The leaves can grow to 30 inches wide with up to a 15-foot spread. Use in large water gardens.

Cultivars:
  • 'Foxfire'
Tags:
#purple#tropical#pink#showy flowers#water garden#purple flowers#pink flowers#showy leaves#water plant#floating flowers#floating leaf#floating flower#waterlilies#day flowering
Cultivars:
  • 'Foxfire'
Tags:
#purple#tropical#pink#showy flowers#water garden#purple flowers#pink flowers#showy leaves#water plant#floating flowers#floating leaf#floating flower#waterlilies#day flowering
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nymphaea
    Family:
    Nymphaeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Lily pads provide a landing place for thirsty bees, protection for pond life and the shading helps prevent algae growth.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    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 Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    These floating, pink and purple flowers are quite large (8-14 inches in diameter)! Flowers are yellow at the center, then pink, and then purple on the outer edge. Open stellate then mature to flat.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has very large, floating leaves/ pads (24-30 inches in diameter!) in the shape of a plate. They are heavily mottled with burgundy or purple, appearing tie-dyed.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden