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Nuphar Genus

Water lily

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilRich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterWet

Description

Nuphar genus (Water lily). There are about 25 species of perennial aquatic herbs, producing large floating and submerged leaves. The flowers have yellow or green tones, and are held on stalks above the water surface.

Characteristics

Perennials, Deciduous, Aquatics

Interest and use

Grown for their floating foliage and spherical flowers.

Cultivation

Fully to frost hardy. They will flower in the shade or sun and some species are suited to being planted in slow-moving water. They prefer to be planted in pots of rich soil and then carefully submerged. Remove fading foliage and flowers and periodically divide crowded plants.

Propagation

Propagate by division in the spring.

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