January 26, 2023
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Nymphaea or Water Lilies are fun to grow, whether if you have a pond or smaller gardens in tubs. They have beautiful blossoms almost every day throughout the season. Here you see ‘Queen of Siam’ a tropical variety, the flower is semi-double cup-shaped, dark pink, and measures 4 to 6 inches in diameter. Leaves measure 6 to 10 inches across. Water Lily plant spreads out 3 to 6 feet in full to partial sunlight.

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Queen of Siam, Water Lily
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Water Lily

They are usually planted in baskets or pots, the depth range is from 1ft to 3ft. Hardy water lilies are easier to grow for beginners, plant them in fall and groom them during the growing season. remove dead leaves and flowers. Tropical water lilies start later in the season and last longer in fall, but may need protection from harsh cold they are perfect in climates you can also grow oranges.

Water Lily in Tahiti

Night Blooming Tropical Water Lily
Night Blooming Tropical Water Lily

Also read:

Nymphaea carpentariae ‘Julia Leu’

Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Stowaway Blues’

Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’

Nymphaea ‘Betsy Sakata’

Nymphaea ‘Bulls Eye’

Nymphaea ‘Stanley Angus Skinger’

1 thought on “Water Lily or Nymphaea

  1. Your water lilies are beautiful! I have a small fish pond but it has gotten too hard for me to tend to pumps, filters, and finding someone to feed them when I travel. I have let it collect dirt silt, leaves , and such over the last year and am hoping to turn it in to a water garden. Lilies are my favorite so I was hoping to start with those.

    If you have any advice, I would greatly appreciate anything you care to share. I am a TRUE beginner.

    Fomdly,
    MB GORE

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