Waterlily (Nymphaea odorata) in the Nymphaeas Database

Common names:
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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)
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Flat, round leaves that float on the water surface.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
White
Other: Rarely pink. Flowers open in early morning and close around noon.
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
5"-6"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Roots
Fruit
Flowers
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Self
Flies

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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-10-04Water Lily 060
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2015-06-05Water Lily On A Platter 002
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2015-08-17White Water Lily And Pads 003
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: August 27, 2013
By Horntoad
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Location: North Carolina Botanical Gardens Chapel Hill, NCDate: June 2014
By bxncbx
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-12Water Lily 036
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: August 27, 2013
By Horntoad
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-14Water Lily 035
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-11Water Lily 033
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Beautiful Photo but... by Lioba Dec 20, 2018 10:29 AM 4
water lilies by drdawg Jul 12, 2019 9:09 AM 12
What else do we grow in 2019! Thread 2 by drdawg Aug 20, 2019 5:54 AM 879
A few from yesterday's trip. by Horntoad Jun 18, 2014 6:21 PM 4
Todays Wildflowers by Horntoad Dec 16, 2013 3:21 PM 18

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