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NYMPHAEA 'Eve’s Solitare'
Eve's Solitare Waterlily, Tropical Day-Blooming Waterlily
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The day-blooming tropical waterlily ‘Eve's Solitare’ is a free-flowering cultivar with iridescent blue or violet-blue petals. These fragranced, flat flowers are held above the water surface and begin to close in the early evening around sunset. The pollen-carrying anthers in the flower's center are light and dark blue, and lavender. This waterlily has round, green floating leaves with prominent dark red splatterings. Leaf undersides are green and purple. They are supported by flexible olive green stems that arise from a rhizome growing in mucky soil below.
Tropical waterlilies require full sun and sites with calm, shallow, very warm freshwater. Tender tropical cultivars, like ‘Eve's Solitare’, should be in water that is warmer than 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius). When water temperatures drop below this point, the plant will slowly enter a dormancy by first stopping flowering, then reducing growth dramatically and eventually death if in cold water for an extended period. In late spring or summer, when water is warm, 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 tropical waterlilies in climates with very cold winters, ensure that the plant is removed from the pool before expected chilly autumn nights. In these cases plants must be grown in submerged watertight pots that can be pulled out and placed in a sunny, bright, indoor room to overwinter. This tropical cultivar is a great compact choice for a medium freshwater pool.
12 - 7
10 - 15
H1, H2, 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
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
Clay, Loam, Sand
Indigo, Blue Violet, Ivory
Green, Dark Red
Container, Tropical, Water Gardens
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