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Nuphar lutea

Brandy bottle

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  • Nuphar lutea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Nuphar lutea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourBright yellow white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Nuphar lutea (Brandy bottle). It will thrive in deep water it has large orbicular leaves that emerge when the water is shallow or float when planted in deeper ponds. The flowers are summer-flowering; deep yellow-orange blooms held just above the surface emit a distinct odour.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Yellow water lily, Water lily

Origin

N. Africa, USA

Interest and use

Aquatic, bog.

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  • Nuphar lutea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilRich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will flower in the shade 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.

Propagation

You can propagate by division.

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