Special Collection: Nymphaea - Water lilies

NYMPHAEA – WATER LILIES

Water lilies have a variety of lush green, maroon or variegated floating leaves.  Most flowers remain open throughout the day closing in mid-afternoon whereas the night flowering cultivars open in late afternoon and close at about 10h00 the next morning.  Each flower lasts around four days with a succession of flowers opening sequentially throughout summer.  Few other plants can match their long flowering season  and variety of colours, from pristine white through peach, yellow, red, magenta,  pink, purple blue and even green.

Water lilies require a minimum depth of at least 15cm (up t one metre) of water above the growing tip of the plant as well as six hours of direct sunlight to sustain maximum growth and flowering.  All water lilies go dormant in winter.

Use a good soil mixture which consists of 3 parts sifted garden soil; 1 part well-rotted cow manure; 1/8 cup of bone meal per 5 litres of soil mix.

It is important to feed regularly - they are heavy feeders.  I use an organic fertilizer.  I pop a hole in the side of the pot with the back of a table spoon and add about one Tablespoon of organic fertilizer about once a month.

Nymphaea - Almost Black

Description: A hardy waterlily with large floating lily pads and dark red flowers. I dont think that this colour is very accurate.

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Nymphaea - Black princess

Description: An medium sized waterlily with red leaves and 10cm cerise red flowers. Blooms well.

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Nymphaea - Blue beauty

Description: A tropical waterlily with floating lily pads and fragrant sky blue flowers with yellow stamens. 20cm blooms. Fabuolous performer.

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Nymphaea - Director George T.Moore

Description: A tropical waterlily with large floating flecked lily pads and deep blue / violet flowers with yellow centre of about 20cm. A good performer.

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Nymphaea - Fabiola

Description: A tropical waterlily with large floating lily pads and pink flowers with yellow stamens. Flower 15cm.

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Nymphaea - Georgia peach

Description: Large leaves with feint mottling. Peach blossoms that stand above the water's surface.

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Nymphaea - Lemon Chiffon

Description: Medium sized water lily with 12cm pale yellow flowers.

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Nymphaea - Mme Wilfron Gonnere

Description: Attractive green foliage with large double, rose-pink blooms.

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Nymphaea - Monkey wedding

Description: One of my favourites. Floriferous pale blue with yellow stamens.

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Nymphaea - Night flowering white

Description: Large multi-petalled white waterlily with large green leaves.

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Nymphaea - Perrys double white

Description: Well formed pure white 15cm flowers with yellow stamens.

Spread: 100cm
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Nymphaea caerulea

Description: A tough water plant with large round leaves and pale blue flowers all season. The bees love it.

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Nymphaea pink night flowering

Description: Large multi-petalled pink waterlily with large maroon leaves.

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