June 9, 2023
Nymphaea 'Carla's Sonshine'

Nymphaea 'Carla's Sonshine'

No, it is not spelled wrong. Correct spelling is Sonshine. I noticed Google show results for Sunshine. This plant was named through a fundraising event. Greg Winstock was the winner of the bid. He named it after his wife and sons.

Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’ is a tropical waterlily. It has yellow flowers. It was hybridized in 2001 by Florida Aquatic Nurseries. One of its parents is Nymphaea ‘Trail Blazers’. The other is an unnamed variety.

Nymphaea 'Carla's Sonshine'
Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’ at Kew Garden, London, UK

How to grow Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’:

It is a compact waterlily. It is also suitable for containers. The flowers are fragrant. They have about 28 petals and 4 sepals. The sepals are yellow with a green margin. Place Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’ at a depth of water about 6 to 18in or 15cm to 45cm. Give it at least 4 hours of direct sunlight. More light means more flowers.

Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’ flowers are about 6in or 15cm. The round leaves are green. They have burgundy red spots. The back has larger red blotches. The leaves are about 8in 20cm wide. It has bright green stems. Grow Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’ in the sun, Nymphaea ‘Carla’s Sonshine’ is viviparous. It flowers freely.

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