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NYMPHAEA 'Charles de Meurville'
Charles de Meurville Waterlily, Hardy Daylily
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The hardy waterlily ‘Charles de Meurville’ is an exquisite free-flowering cultivar with star-shaped, lightly scented flowers held above the water surface. Its innermost petals are deep fuchsia while the outermost ones a pure pink. The center is filled with orange stamens. This hybrid has dark green floating leaves with dark green undersides with visible lighter green veins. They are supported by flexible purple stems that arise from a thick rhizome growing hortizontally in mucky soil below.
Waterlilies require full to partial sun and sites with calm, shallow, warm freshwater. Hardy cultivars, like ‘Charles de Meurville’ require winter dormancy to successfully bloom and grow. Plant the rhizome directly in heavy, mucky soil or in a large submerged container filled with dense loam or clay-rich garden soil (not light potting mix). If growing waterlilies in climates with very cold winters, ensure that solid ice never reaches the submerged rhizome. In these cases plants may be better off grown in submerged watertight pots that can be pulled out and placed in a cool, dark basement to overwinter.
This is a great choice for a medium or large freshwater pool. It is a heavy feeder but readily produces flowers. For an elegant flower arrangement, cut waterlily blooms and float them in an attractive bowl filled with water.
12 - 1
4 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink, Magenta, Fuchsia, Coral, Peach, Blue Violet, Ivory
Green, Dark Green
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