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Sweet water lily

Nymphaea odorata 'Sulphurea Grandiflora'

Also known as

Fragrant water lily, Pond lily, Water lily

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

1.3m

Min

80cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Sweet water lily Overview

A deciduous perennial with dark green, bronze-purple leaves. Fragrant, star-shaped, semi-double, yellow to pink flowers are borne during the summer.

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

Aquatic, bog.