|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Water Preferences:||In Water
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 11
|Plant Height:||1 to 3 feet|
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
|Suitable Locations:||Bog gardening
Seeds or Nuts
|Dynamic Accumulator:||Mg (Magnesium)
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Scarify seeds: File/Rub a small hole through the outer hard shell so that inner seed will be in direct contact with water during sprouting (2-4 days to sprout). Else it will take more than 10 days with a high rate of failure.
Needs specific temperature: Sprouting container (filled with water!) needs to be placed outdoor under the direct sun, preferably when ambient temperature is around 70 degrees or higher. The hotter, the quicker the sprouting it will be.
Days to germinate: With a combination of correct scarification and 70+ temperature, seeds sprout in 2-4 days, for both fresh (from last summer) & old (upto 8 yrs old) seeds.
Can handle transplanting
Seeds are hydrophilic
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
Other: For division by tuber, a minimum of one (or ideally two) full tuber segment with two intact nodes at both ends of the tuber. New shoots and rhizomes come out only at the nodes, not from the tuber.
Moths and Butterflies
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: Tubers should have at least one foot of soil/substrate above them Else stems will not stand firm.
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|dragonfetti||On March 18, 2015||Miscellaneous Event
|dragonfetti||On February 25, 2015||Transplanted
Plant sprouted significantly; potted and placed in tub of water.
|dragonfetti||On February 19, 2015||Obtained plant
Received from Texas Water Lilies. Placed in water and put in greenhouse.