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A picture of a Water lily

Water lily

Nymphaea 'Blue Beauty'

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Frequent watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

1.8m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Water lily Overview

This deciduous, perennial, water plant has deep green leaves, speckled brown. Fragrant, semi-double, dark blue, star-shaped flowers are borne in summer.

Common problems with Water lily

How to propagate Water lily

Seed

May be propagated by seed.

Division

When you divide the rhizomes every 3 or 4 years, save some to replant in spring or summer.

Rhizomes

Other uses of Water lily

Aquatic, fragrance