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Water Lily

Nymphaea tetragona

Also known as

Pygmy Water-Lily, Small White Water-Lily

Nymphaea tetragona by Matt Bowser (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Full Sun
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Water Lily Overview

    An aquatic perennial with ovate, dark green blotched purple leaves. Bears cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers that last only one day.

    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

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