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Nymphaea 'Wanvisa'

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.

Wanvisa is an award-winning hardy water lily that won the 2010 best new water lily of the year. It is a fast grower and free bloomer with unusual peach-pink blooms with yellow speckled petals that occasionally shows some reversion to the parent’s bright yellow in portions of the petals. Use in medium to large water gardens.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#showy flowers#water garden#showy leaves#water plant#spreading#peach flowers#pond#waterlilies#speckled blooms
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#sun#showy flowers#water garden#showy leaves#water plant#spreading#peach flowers#pond#waterlilies#speckled blooms
  • 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 shading helps prevent algae growth.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • 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:
    Orange
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3-5 inch peachy-pink blooms with yellow speckling throughout. It occasionally shows some reversion to the parent’s bright yellow in portions of the petals.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    6-7 inch rich brown pads with splashes of multiple shades of red and green color throughout the pads
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden