Victoria Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Victoria Water Lily
Give a thumbs up Amazon Water Lily
Give a thumbs up Royal Waterlily

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: In Water
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches (15-30cm)
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4m) diameter. The enormous, circular leaves have upturned rims/edges and are said to be strong enough to support a small child..
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
White
Other: Flowers open at dusk and usually close by noon the following day. Each flower usually lasts 2 to 3 days. Blooms open white, turning pinkish to rose as they age.
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Over 12"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Water gardens
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Immerse pot in minimum 80F water in late winter.
Pollinators: Beetles
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: Other: National Flower of Guyana

Image

Photo gallery:
Location: Naples (Florida) Botanical GardensDate: 2018-12-26
By cwhitt
Give a thumbs up
Location: Naples (Florida) Botanical GardensDate: 2018-12-26notice the turtle sunning itself on one of the pads
By cwhitt
Give a thumbs up
Location: Naples (Florida) Botanical GardensDate: 2018-12-26
By cwhitt
Give a thumbs up
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de JaneiroDate: 2010-02-24
By bonitin
Give a thumbs up
Photo courtesy of:Laitr Keiows
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de JaneiroDate: 2010-02-24
By bonitin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de JaneiroDate: 2010-02-24
By bonitin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 2014-02-03
By bonitin
Give a thumbs up
Location: New York, NYDate: 2014-10Bronx bot garden - lily pools
By skylark
Give a thumbs up
Location: 'Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden’, Howrah, IndiaPhoto courtesy of:Biswarup Ganguly
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Kobe Kachoen, Hyogo, JapanPhoto courtesy of:Laitr Keiows
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Victoria Regia : or, Illustrations of the Royal water-lily, in a
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Amsterdam's botanical gardenDate: 2004-08-19Photo courtesy of:DirkvdM
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Botanical garden UG, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-07-10
By bonitin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Victoria amazonica in Botanical garden Brno glasshouse.CZDate: 2009-10-04Photo courtesy of:Frettie
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden.Date: 2010-02-12Photo courtesy of:Bilby
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2009-10-21Photo courtesy of:Bilby
By admin
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2007-07-21Photo courtesy of:frank wouters
By admin
Give a thumbs up

Comments:
Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 22, 2016 5:24 PM

The national flower of Guyana.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 22, 2018 7:16 PM

The second-largest leaf in the world at up to 8 feet in diameter.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Amazing leaves by eclayne Sep 18, 2012 11:56 AM 7
Let's see what else we're growing, 2016 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 1, 2017 4:46 PM 1,398
Strangest looking plants thread by keithp2012 Mar 17, 2015 7:29 PM 97
amazonica victoria by texaskitty111 Mar 8, 2014 6:11 AM 18
Banner for August 17, 2012 by Dutchlady1 by Dutchlady1 Aug 17, 2012 6:41 AM 10

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Astilbe America"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.