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Nymphaea 'Trudy Slocum'

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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 feet deep. The spread is variable from 2 feet to about 20 feet. 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.

'Trudy Slocum' is a tropical night-blooming water lily with pure white blooms that open in the evening and stay open until about 10 am. It has a pleasing fragrance, long bloom season and needs full sun to bloom well. It does well in medium to large water gardens.

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Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#white flowers#water plant#tropical perennial#spreading#pond#waterlilies#night-flowering
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#white flowers#water plant#tropical perennial#spreading#pond#waterlilies#night-flowering
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Nymphaea
    Family:
    Nymphaeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Wildlife Value:
    Lily pads provide a landing place for thirsty bees, protection from wildlife and the shading helps prevent algae growth.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    7-8 inch flowers are pure white and have a pleasant fragrance.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    8-10 inch green leaves with rounded teeth on the margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden