Scientific Name: Nymphaea (incl. hybrids)
Common Name: water lily
Family Name: Nymphaeaceae
Origin: U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Container planting
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Lustrous, Orbicular, Dentate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Yellow, Blue, Violet, Purple, Pink, Red, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Nut, Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves floating on water surface, attached to the rhizomes by long petioles, margin entire or toothed edges, apex rounded or pointed; flowers rise out of the water or float on the surface.