Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea
Also known as
Cape Water Lily, Frog's Pulpit, Blue Lotus, Cape blue water lily
This plant has a mild fragrance
Blue Waterlily Overview
Beautiful blue waterflower carried on a flowering stem above the water level. The leaves float on the survace and grows directly from the tuberous rhizome and move outwards as they age, allowing new leaves to emerge from the middle. The rhizomes are edible, but was used traditionally and no longer in favour. A long flowering season make this a good addition to sunny ponds - best to have them growing at a depth of 30-60cm.
How to harvest Blue Waterlily
Not usually harvested
How to propagate Blue Waterlily
Special features of Blue Waterlily
Other uses of Blue Waterlily
Grown for their floating, usually rounded leaves and brightly coloured flowers.
The rhizomes are edible, although for a long time have not been used.