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Nuphar polysepala

Water lily

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Features

  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Flower ColourPurple to green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Nuphar polysepala (Water lily). A floating, water plant from North West America.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous or Aquatic

Origin

N.W.America

Interest and use

Grown for their floating foliage and spherical flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°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. You can propagate by division.

Propagation

Propagate by division.

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