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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Fragrant Water Lily (7 of 15)

Nymphaea odorata 'Rose Nymphe' – Fragrant Water Lily
Floating, deciduous aquatic perennial noted for its large leaves and pink fragrant day-blooming flowers
Plant in containers or in still pond bottom with 12-30 inches of water, depending upon plant maturity
Plant in full sun
Divide in summer placing smaller plants in shallower water
Fertilize regularly with aquatic fertilizer during growing season
Height: 3-4 inches above water line; Width: 4-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 3-11:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun pond; avoid contact with salt; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full pond; avoid contact with salt; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun pond; avoid contact with salt; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun pond; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun pond; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun pond; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun pond; remove old foliage in fall.
Zone 10: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun pond; remove old foliage in fall.
Zone 11: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun pond; remove old foliage in fall.

Nymphaea odorata 'Marliacea Chromatella' – Fragrant Water Lily
Floating, deciduous aquatic perennial noted for its olive green with bronze marbling leaves
Flowers are day-blooming, fragrant with canary-yellow petals and broad incurved golden stamens
Plant in containers or in still pond bottom with 12-30 inches of water, depending upon plant maturity
Plant in full sun
Divide in summer placing smaller plants in shallower water
Fertilize regularly with aquatic fertilizer during growing season
Height: 3-4 inches above water line; Width: 4-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 3-11:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun pond; avoid contact with salt; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full pond; avoid contact with salt; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun pond; avoid contact with salt; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun pond; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun pond; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun pond; remove dead foliage after frost.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun pond; remove old foliage in fall.
Zone 10: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun pond; remove old foliage in fall.
Zone 11: Plant in spring or fall; plant in full sun pond; remove old foliage in fall.

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