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A picture of a Water lily

Water lily

Nymphaea caroliniana

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Frequent watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Water lily Overview

An aquatic perennial with pale green leaves and star-shaped pale pink flowers.

Common problems with Water lily

How to propagate 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 Water lily

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