The Main Plant entry for Nymphaeas (Nymphaea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Water gardens

Hungry fish and beautiful Water Lilies in the Koi Fish Pond @ Pon

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 9:58 PM

"Nymphaea is a genus of hardy and tender aquatic plants in the family Nymphaeaceae. There are about 50 species in the genus, which has a cosmopolitan distribution.

The main plant is submerged, with large floating, plate-like leaves and showy flowers in many different colours produced in spring. Blue flowers are only produced by the tender species, e.g. N. caerulea. The fruits, containing many seeds, are produced in the autumn, and are also submerged. The leaves have a radial notch from the circumference to the petiole (leaf stem) in the center.

Water-lilies are not only highly decorative, but provide useful shade which helps reduce the growth of algae in ponds and lakes. Many of the water-lilies familiar in water gardening are hybrids."

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Plant Events from our members
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 28, 2015 Obtained plant
Unknown tropical purple with yellow center. Two plants with tubers.
dragonfetti On November 10, 2014 Obtained plant
From nursery on Electric ave. in San Bernardino. $2.99. possibly a white or pink.
AndreA33 On April 8, 2016 Transplanted
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