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Fragrant Water Lily

Nymphaea odorata

Fragrant Water Lily is a floating aquatic plant with large, fragrant, white or pink flowers and flat, round, floating leaves. Lily leaves are green above and purple on reverse. There is one fragrant flower per stem. Flowers float on the water and are open only in the morning.

Fragrant summer blooms
Spreads easily

Gardening Suggestions for Fragrant Water Lily:

Fragrant Water Lily should be planted sparingly, or in containers below the water's surface to prevent aggressive spreading. Not appropriate for small ponds. Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Fragrant
Butterflies
Humming- birds
Height:
6-8 Inches
Spread:
6-12 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4 - 9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Humming- birds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Inundated
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Perennial
Attributes
Fragrant
Midwest Native
Naturalizing
Icon Legend

Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage