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Nymphaea 'Patrick's Dream'

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nim-FAY-uh
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.

Hardy waterlily

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Tags:
#water garden#pink flowers#large leaves#water plant#pond#pond garden#waterlilies
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#water garden#pink flowers#large leaves#water plant#pond#pond garden#waterlilies
  • 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:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Description:
    Flowers float on water.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Big, green, basically circular leaves that float on water.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden