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Nymphaea 'Sultan'

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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.

'Sultan is a hardy water lily with pink to red blooms. It flowers freely and does better than most red lilies in heat and humidity. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#pink flowers#red flowers#water plant#spreading#pond#waterlilies
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#pink flowers#red flowers#water plant#spreading#pond#waterlilies
  • 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 the shading helps prevent algae growth.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    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:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    6-7 in. strawberry pink blooms with yellow stamens darken to shades of red. The shape is cup-like which becomes widely star-shaped with age. Slight fragrance.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    10-11 in. green leaves; new leaves are bronzy
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden