Red Water Lilies

Name Nymphaea ‘Almost Black’
Flower Size 12-20cm (5-8”)
Spread 120-150cm (4-5’)
Planting Depth 25-60cm (10-24”)
Light Full Sun to Partial Sun
Pond Size Medium to Large
Leaf Colour/Pattern Green, rounded leaves with distinct clefts and purple-red undersides. Newly emerging leaves are purple before they unfurl.
Flower Colour Black, cherry-soda red, peony-shaped blooms. Central petals are chocolate-coloured and beautifully accented by numerous yellow and orange stamens.
Notes A free-flowering cultivar, with large pleasantly scented dark red flowers that sit above the water surface.

Name Nymphaea ‘Attraction’
Flower Size 15-20cm (6-8”)
Spread 120-150cm (4-5’)
Planting Depth 60-120cm (24-48”)
Light Full Sun
Pond Size Medium to Large
Leaf Colour/Pattern Broadly ovate, bronze-tinged leaves.
Flower Colour Dark, water-melon red, goblet-shaped, lightly fragrant blooms with deep-yellow stamens.
Notes Tolerates summer heat better than most red water lilies. Excellent for cut flower arrangements.

Name Nymphaea ‘Black Princess’
Flower Size 12-15cm (5-6”)
Spread 90-180cm (3-6’)
Planting Depth 30-90cm (12-36”)
Light Full Sun to Partial Sun
Pond Size Medium to Large
Leaf Colour/Pattern Foliage emerges with a bronze flush before turning a rich green as it matures.
Flower Colour Free-flowering, double, dark plum coloured flowers.
Notes Blooms look sumptuous floating on the pond surface in summer.

Name Nymphaea ‘Conqueror’
Flower Size 15-20cm (6-8”)
Spread 180-240cm (6-8’)
Planting Depth 30-120cm (12-48”)
Light Full Sun
Pond Size Medium to Large
Leaf Colour/Pattern Deep green 25cm (10”) leaves have a slight bronze tint as they emerge.
Flower Colour Large open blooms, with deep red inner petals fading to pale pink on the outer edge. Slight fragrance.
Notes Very free-flowering with abundant leaves, creating excellent habitat for fish and other pond life.

Name Nymphaea ‘Escarboucle’
Flower Size 15-20cm (6-8”)
Spread 120-150cm (4-5’)
Planting Depth 30-120cm (12-48”)
Light Full Sun
Pond Size Medium to Large
Leaf Colour/Pattern Mottled, rounded green leaves have coppery undersides.
Flower Colour Vermilion-red, fragrant flowers with pointed, white-tipped outer petals; pink sepals with white tips.
Notes Vary hardy, and maintains colour and blooms even in intense heat.

Name Nymphaea ‘Gloriosa’
Flower Size 12-15cm (5-6”)
Spread 90-150cm (3-5’)
Planting Depth 15-50cm (6-20”)
Light Full Sun to Partial Sun
Pond Size Medium to Large
Leaf Colour/Pattern Oval, green floating leaves that emerge light-purple with dark purple blotches. Leaf undersides are purple-brown with lighter green veins.
Flower Colour Bright, candy-apple-red, cup-shaped blooms, with yellow & orange-red stamens.
Notes A heavy feeder, but readily produces flowers, and considered one of the best red-flowering hardy water lilies available.

Name Nymphaea ‘James Brydon’
Flower Size 10-15cm (4-6”)
Spread 90-120cm (12-36″)
Planting Depth 30-90cm (12-36”)
Light Full Sun to Partial Shade
Pond Size Medium
Leaf Colour/Pattern Deep green, round leaves with slight mottling at the edges, and purple-brown undersides.
Flower Colour Vivid, red-rose-pink, peony-shaped blooms, with yellow-tipped stamens. Fragrance of ripe apples.
Notes Thrives well in partial shade.

Name Nymphaea ‘Laydekeri Fulgens’
Flower Size 12-15cm (5-6”)
Spread 120-150cm (4-5’)
Planting Depth 15-75cm (6-30”)
Light Full Sun
Pond Size Medium to Large
Leaf Colour/Pattern Ovate leaves are green, splashed maroon when young, and then mature to bright green.
Flower Colour Cup-shaped, burgundy-red blooms with crown-shaped, orange-red stamens.
Notes Rhizome looks like a skinny pineapple.

Name Nymphaea ‘Rene Gerard’
Flower Size 12-15cm (5-6”)
Spread 120-150cm (4-5’)
Planting Depth 15-75cm (6-30”)
Light Full Sun
Pond Size Medium to Large
Leaf Colour/Pattern Large leaves are obicular-shaped, and vary from dark to bright green depending on nutrients available.
Flower Colour Rosy-red, peony-shaped blooms have a dark centre that pales toward the tips of the petals with heavy stripes & flecking.
Notes A standard since 1914, which is a testament to the reliability of blooms. The nursery where this plant was developed in France, is now called ‘La Beaugere.’

 

 



 
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