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Nymphaea odorata

Also called Fragrant White Waterlily


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

More About Nymphaea odorata

  • 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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

90-200 cm

Colour:

White
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White Waterlily 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. 


Nymphaea odorata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Aquatic (submerged)

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing