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Tina Nymphaea 'Tina'

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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.

'Tina' is a purple tropical water lily that is very viviparous and very free-flowering with a long growing season. The blooms are held above the water and it tolerates some shade. Suitable for tubs or small water gardens. Also does well in medium to large water gardens.

 

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Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#water garden#fragrant flowers#purple flowers#water plant#tropical perennial#spreading#pond#waterlilies
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#water garden#fragrant flowers#purple flowers#water plant#tropical perennial#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 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)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    4.5-6 in. cup-like deep violet-purple flowers with a yellow center and a good fragrance.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Sinuate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    10 in. green leaves with new leaves being bronzy
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden