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Plants Matching nymphaea

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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...

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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...

(European White Waterlily, Nenuphar, White Lotus)

This white-flowered pond-dweller is native to most of Eurasia and portions of North Africa.

The large, dark green, circular leaves and creamy white flowers of Nymphaea alba float on pliant stems that arise from a horizontal, submerged rhizome. The leaves have a deep "notch" at their stem end. The broad, lightly fragrant, solitary blooms appear from late spring to late summer. Each flower has 12 to 33 symmetrically radiating petals and a central starburst of large yellow anthers. A plump,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Mark A. Miller

(Aquarius Waterlily, Tropical Day-blooming Waterlily)

The day-blooming tropical waterlily ‘Aquarius’ is a very free-flowering hybrid cultivar with deep violet-blue, somewhat crumpled petals. These lightly fragranced, large and full, star-shaped 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 chocolate brown with purple tips. This waterlily has oval, dark green floating leaves with occasional purple mottling. Leaf undersides are deep green with very...

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James H. Schutte

(Hardy Waterlily)

The hardy waterlily selection named ‘Arc-en-Ciel’ is a cultivar with color-changing flowers and exceptionally pretty leaves. Bred by the Frenchman Marliac, this free-flowering plant was introduced in 1901. Starry blossoms typically last three days, modifying their petal color on each subsequent day. The flower petals are initially shell pink becoming nearly white, always surrounding a deep yellow cluster of stamens. Usually only very large-size flowers release the noticeably sweet fragrance.

'Arc-en-Ciel'...