Scientific Name: Nymphaea (incl. hybrids) Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:water lily Texture:Coarse
Family Name:NymphaeaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: U.S. - northeast Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Leathery, Lustrous, Orbicular, Entire, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, (Floriferous), White, Violet, Blue, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow, Jun- Jul
Fruit: Nut, Aggregate fruit, Brown, Sep- Aug
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Container planting
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.