Yellow Pond Lily (Nuphar lutea)

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Botanical names:
Nuphar lutea Accepted
Nenuphar luteum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet (30-60cm)
Plant Spread: 2 to 6 feet (.3-1.8m)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: Pod that drops beneath the water where it splits, releasing the seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Water gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Flies

Photo courtesy of: Enrico Blasutto

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What else do we grow in 2019! Thread 2 by drdawg Jan 11, 2020 5:52 PM 1,238
Spatterdock, Cow Lily, yellow pond lily, Nuphar lutea by needrain May 23, 2018 6:10 PM 11
What else do we grow in 2018 by hawkarica Jan 1, 2019 8:49 AM 1,225

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