Hardy Water Lily (Nymphaea 'Sioux') in the Nymphaeas Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Dark green with reddish-brown/maroon mottling.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Each bloom lasts 3 to 5 days.
Flower Color: Other: Blooms open a pale yellow, changing to deep orange to copper red.
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by violabird (Mid GA - Zone 8a) on Nov 28, 2011 6:32 PM

I've had this in my small pond for over 8 years. No real need to fertilize this one.

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