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White Water Lily

Nymphaea alba

Also known as

Bobbins, Cambie Leaf, Can Dock, Common Water Lily, European White Lily, Flutterdock, Platter Dock, White Water-Lily

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Full Sun
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

1.5m

1cm

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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White Water Lily Overview

These plants are easily identified by their large, white flowers and round, glossy leaves which float on the water's surface. The leaves that remain below the surface are reddish. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Common problems with White Water Lily

How to propagate White Water Lily

Division

You can divide the tuber-like rhizomes and then replant in spring or summer every 3 or 4 years.

Rhizomes

Tubers

If you grow them in cooler areas, the tubers of tropical waterlilies should be lifted and stored in moist sand over the winter.

Seed

You can propagate from seeds.

Other uses of White Water Lily

Aquatic (grows to 3m under water).

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