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Nymphaea 'Venus'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
NIM-fee-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.

'Venus' is a hardy water lily with large semi-double white blooms touched with pale pink. The blooms are held above the water and are free-flowering. Use in medium to large water gardens.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#white flowers#pink flowers#water plant#spreading#pond#waterlilies
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#showy flowers#water garden#fragrant flowers#white flowers#pink 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 wildlife and the shading helps prevent algae growth.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Water Plant
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    6-7 in. white semi-double flowers with pointed petals are blushed with pale pink and have a mild fragrance.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    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 and new leaves are bronzy with red undersides.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden