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Sweet water lily

Nymphaea odorata

Also known as

Fragrant water lily, Pond lily, Water lily

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

2m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Sweet water lily Overview

This species is native of North and tropical America, it will produce white fragrant, many-petalled flowers they will bloom in the summer. The leaves are thick, glossy and mid-green.

Common problems with Sweet water lily

How to propagate Sweet 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 Sweet water lily

Grown for their floating, usually rounded leaves and brightly coloured flowers.