January 26, 2023
Nymphaea 'Tropic Sunset'

Nymphaea 'Tropic Sunset'

Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ as the name suggests this tropical Water lily has flowers that look like the sunset. The flowers are creamy-yellow turning to peach and pink toward the edge. The colors are similar to a beautiful sunset sky. Flowers are star-shaped. Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ was produced in 2009 by Florida Aquatic Nurseries.

Nymphaea 'Tropic Sunset'
Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ at Kew Garden, London, UK

Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ leaves are mottled green and purple. The leaves are viviparous (which means it can reproduce small plants from the center of its leaves). The foliage can spread up to 8ft or 2.5m. This provides a good shade for the pond. Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ has good cold tolerance, yet it is still a tropical water lily.

Nymphaea 'Tropic Sunset'
Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’

Place Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ in the sun or partial shade. Like most water lilies it will produce more flowers with exposure to adequate hours of light. It flowers in the summer and autumn from June to November. Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ flowers are fragrant.

Plant Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ about 40cm or 16in deep. Place it in heavy loam soil. Fertilize Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ regularly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *