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Image of Nelumbo lutea photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(American Lotus, Yanquapin, Yellow Lotus)

American lotus is a hardy aquatic plant that originates from the eastern and central United States. It is a parent plant for many of the hundreds of lotus hybrids and cultivars extant today.

The leaves are large, round, blue-green, waxy and stand above the surface of the water. In summer, large, long-stemmed, lightly fragrant, buttery yellow flowers fade to ivory with age. The fruits are large, woody, funnel-shaped, flat-topped pods with perforated holey tops containing round hard seeds....

Image of Nelumbo nucifera photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(East Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus)

The sacred lotus is a lovely aquatic plant that reveals luxurious and exotic, fragrant flowers above the waterline in the heat of late spring and summer. Huge, round, waxy, water repelling leaves are held over the water's surface of this native of tropical Asia. Flowers are as large as a dinner plate and are deliciously fragrant and can be colored white, pink, rose, red and any combination in between. Often there are small stripes of white or yellow on the bases of each petal. Bees and butterflies...

Image of Nuphar lutea photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Common Spatterdock, Yellow Pond Lily)

Native across much of eastern North America, yellow pond lily is a truly common water plant that is vigorous and pretty in a naturalistic way. It thrives in both fresh and salt water environments from marshes to pond or lake edges and sluggish stream sides. It is extraordinarily cold hardy but also thrives in the Deep South. Its starchy roots are edible and can be eaten raw or cooked, and its seeds can be roasted until crunchy and eaten like popcorn.

The glossy, arrow-shaped leaves of yellow...

Image of Nymphaea photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Waterlily)

This genus of water-loving plants encompasses approximately 50 species, which are distributed in temperate and tropical regions worldwide. Waterlilies have been cultivated for thousands of years and there are hundreds of cultivated varieties available.

All species of Nymphaea have floating, rounded to oval leaves with a cleft at the base. These are supported by long, flexible stems that are submerged. Throughout the growing season large, colorful, multi-petaled flowers with numerous...

Image of Nymphaea

James H. Schutte

(Tropical Day-blooming Waterlily)

The day-blooming Afterglow tropical waterlily is a very free-flowering selection beloved for flowers with pink-orange and yellow multicolored flowers. These delightfully fragrant, sunflower-like blooms are held above the water surface and begin to close in the early evening around sunset. Each blossom lasts for three to four days. 'Afterglow' was bred in the 1940s.

. 'Afterglow' has round, green floating leaves with red undersides. Leaf edges are wavy. They are supported by flexible brownish...

Image of Nymphaea

James H. Schutte

(Albert Greenberg Waterlily, Tropical Day-blooming Waterlily)

The day-blooming tropical waterlily ‘Albert Greenberg’ is a very free-flowering cultivar with orange-pink petals that have slightly deeper pink tips. These beautifully fragranced, cup-shaped flowers are held above the water surface and begin to close around sunset. The pollen-carrying anthers in the flower's center are a canary yellow. This waterlily has green floating leaves with numerous streaks of purple. Leaf undersides are green and pink with dark red blotches. They are supported by flexible...

(Almost Black Waterlily, Hardy Waterlily)

The hardy waterlily ‘Almost Black’ is a free-flowering cultivar with large pleasantly scented dark red flowers that are held above the water surface. The central petals are chocolate-colored and beautifully accented by numerous yellow and orange stamens. From late spring to fall this hybrid produces green rounded leaves with distinct clefts and purple-red undersides. Newly emerging leaves are purple before they unfurl. They float on the surface of the water and are supported by flexible brown tinted...

Image of Nymphaea

James H. Schutte

(Hardy Waterlily)

The hardy waterlily ‘Andreana’ is a free-flowering cultivar with cup-like to peony-shaped flowers the change color over its three-day lifespan. The innermost flower petals are initially reddish orange becoming rusty orange-red. Outermost petals are first pale yellow and then peachy yellow. Blossoms usually lack fragrance. 'Andreana' was developed by French breeder Marliac and introduced in 1895.

The hybrid 'Andreana' has green floating leaves with dark red-brown blotches. Leaf undersides are...

Image of Nymphaea

James H. Schutte

(Tropical Day-blooming Waterlily)

This genus of water-loving plants encompasses approximately 50 species, which are distributed in temperate and tropical regions worldwide. Waterlilies have been cultivated for thousands of years and there are hundreds of cultivated varieties available.

All species of Nymphaea have floating, rounded to oval leaves with a cleft at the base. These are supported by long, flexible stems that are submerged. Throughout the growing season large, colorful, multi-petaled flowers with numerous...

Image of Nymphaea

James H. Schutte

(Tropical Night-blooming Waterlily)

The pungently fragrant night-blooming Antares tropical waterlily is a very free-flowering selection beloved for cup-like, rosy red and orange flowers. These exceptionally colored blooms are held above the water surface, open around dusk and begin to close between 11 a.m. and noon the next day. Each blossom lasts for three to four days. 'Antares' was bred by Patrick Nutt of Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania) and introduced in 1962.

. 'Antares' has round, green floating leaves with...