Nymphaea odorata (Water Lily)

POTTED PLANT

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SKU:
NYODO-GA
FLOWER COLOR:
White/cream
BLOOM PERIOD:
5 Summer, fall
SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE:
Full sun to light shade
MOISTURE:
Wet
FORMAL LANDSCAPING:
4-Star
DEER RESISTANT:
Yes

Water lilies are probably the most recognized floating plants of Missouri. The circular, green leaves float on the water surface and can reach 12 inches in diameter. They provide a great hiding place for frogs, bluegills, sunfish, and other aquatic creatures. The beautiful, fragrant flowers are white or pink and up to 6 inches across. They attract bees, beetles, and other pollinators. 

If introducing water lilies to a pond, be aware that a single plant can cover about 15 feet of water surface in 5 years or so. Once 40% of the water surface is covered, low oxygen conditions can occur and negatively impact the pond's ecosystem. Water lilies typically don't grow in water deeper than 5 to 8 feet. They do well in large water features where they can be grown in submerged containers.
 
Uses: Wildlife, pollinators, showy flowers
Bloom time: June - October
 
Grows in water up to 8 feet deep
Sun: Full sun to very light shade
 

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