Nymphaea odorata - White Waterlily - Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

White Waterlily

Nymphaea odorata

Also called Fragrant White Waterlily

  • Large, fragrant, white flowers with central, yellow stamens
  • Flowers are composed of numerous, white petals and yellow stamens
  • Fragrant flowers open at dawn and close at noon each day
  • Each bloom lasts 3-4 days
  • Leathery, round, medium green, leaf with one cleft side
  • The unexposed underside of the leaf is purple
  • Bloom Time: June to September
  • Flower Size: 12-13 cm

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
10-15 cm

SPREAD:
90-200 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in slow moving water with a preferred depth of 1.5-2 meters. It can form a dense colony completely covering the water's surface with leaves. 

Additional Notes about White Waterlily:


Native to Ontario

Characteristics & Attributes


SOIL MOISTURE:
Aquatic (submerged)
GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Naturalizing