Tropical Day Blooming Viviparous Water Lily (Nymphaea x daubenyana) in the Nymphaeas Database

Also sold as:
Madagascar Dwarf

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: In Water
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 inches above water; pot should be 5 to 20 inches from water surface.
Plant Spread: 20 to 30 inches
Leaves: Other: 12 inches around and green.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Petals are lavender to blue darkening at the tips and bright yellow stamens with lavender tips.
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Other: Spring until first frost
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Water gardens
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Other: Plant is viviparous; new plants grow from the 'v' of the leaf.
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On March 9, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Near frost nighttime temperatures has stunted leaves. Put cover over pond to prevent further frost damages and to heat up the water.
dragonfetti On February 25, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Placed in pond.
dragonfetti On January 30, 2015 Potted up
Placed in soil and put in temporary pond.
dragonfetti On January 23, 2015 Obtained plant
From eBay; $23.74. Placed in temporary container.
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