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Nymphaea 'General Pershing'

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Description

'General Pershing' is a tropical water lily with large showy pink blooms. It is nonviviparous and very free-flowering. Best used in large water gardens. Blooms open early and remain open late in the day.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#water garden#perennial#pink flowers#summer blooming#showy leaves#water plant#tropical perennial#pond#waterlily
Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#water garden#perennial#pink flowers#summer blooming#showy leaves#water plant#tropical perennial#pond#waterlily
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nymphaea
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Lily pads provide a landing site for thirsty bees, protection for pond life and shading from the leaves helps prevent algae growth.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water 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)
    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:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    8-11 in. lavender-pink flowers with a good fragrance. The double cup-like shaped blooms become flat and stay open 12 hours a day.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    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:
    9-10 in. olive green leaves with numerous small, purple blotches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Small groups