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Nymphaea 'Joe Cutak'

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.

Tropical, very light blue, day-flowering waterlily that is herbaceous (non-woody) and flowers in summer (June to August).

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Joe Cutak'
Tags:
#tropical#water garden#summer#showy#large leaves#summer flowers#large flowers#floating flowers#floating leaf#floating flower#waterlilies#aquatic#day flowering#day-flowering waterlily
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Joe Cutak'
Tags:
#tropical#water garden#summer#showy#large leaves#summer flowers#large flowers#floating flowers#floating leaf#floating flower#waterlilies#aquatic#day flowering#day-flowering waterlily
  • 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:
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Floating flowers are very light blue with many petals surrounding a yellow center. They bloom in summer, usually between June to August (although can be as early as May and as long as November!). They are about 4 inches in diameter.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Black
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Sinuate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves float on water and are large (bigger than 10 inches in diameter). The look like the shape of a plate and are mostly green with streaks of brown/purple/black or yellow with red highlights.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden