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Nymphaea 'Pink Opal'

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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.

'Pink Opal' is a hardy, moderately free-flowering, pink water lily that is ideal for tub gardens due to its relatively small spread and larger blossoms. Also works for small water gardens.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#hardy#sun#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#container plant#pink flowers#cut flowers#water plant#spreading#pond#waterlilies
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#container plant#pink flowers#cut flowers#water plant#spreading#pond#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 from the leaves helps prevent algae growth.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3-4 in. deep, coral-pink flowers are a cup-like shape with a sweet fragrance. Blooms are held above the water.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    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:
    8-9 in. green leaves and new leaves are bronzy
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Small groups