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Water Lily Flower: The Most Beautiful Types Available

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Water lilies are one of the most favored aquatic flowers by individuals. Its unique beauty and refreshing nature make it a household name. These flowers maintain the health of the pond and keep the temperature cool during the scorching summer. Also, the variety of these flowers makes people want more.

With these in mind, let us discuss the types of water lily flower available and what makes them special in the article.

White Water-Lily or Native Water-Lily

The white water lily’s Latin name is Nymphaea Alba is one water lily you can expect in any lily fest. A white water lily grows in a pond, indicating that the water quality is good. The plant is found in ponds or pools with a maximum depth of three meters. The white to light pink flowers bloom between May and August.

Cape Pondweed

The Cape pondweed, or Aponogeton Distachyos, is a particularly unusual aquatic plant. The image below depicts the appearance of this unusual flower. It is a lovely flower from South Africa that has several white flowers with black ‘dots’ on the petals. The flowers blossom in April and May and have a vanilla-like perfume; they frequently bloom again throughout the year. One disadvantage of the plant is that it must survive the winter frost-free. As a result, you must either remove them from your pond or place them deep enough to prevent frost damage.

Egyptian Water Lily

Several names, including Nelumbo Nucifera, Nymphaea Lotus, and Egyptian white water lily, know this flower. The water lily and lotus may appear to be similar at first glance, but they are actually unrelated. The most obvious distinction is that lotus blooms grow on a stalk above the water, whereas water lilies float on a stem that is not visible. This plant is not hardy unless it is planted deeply enough.

Purple Tropical Water Lily

Nymphaea Purple Joy is a stunning water lily with purple blossom tips that blooms from June to August. Pay note to how hardy the purple water lilies are. Many aren’t. This is a tiny species that should be planted in around 30 centimeters deep water.

Red Water Lily

Nymphaea Escarboucle is a big water lily with huge carmine-red blossoms. The blossoms have a diameter of 30 centimeters and have the unique ability to emit a very nice aroma.

Blue Water lily

The blue Nymphaea King of Blues is a water lily with blossoms of approximately 18 centimeters in diameter. It is a tropical, non-hardy plant. So, throughout the winter, you may safely store these water lilies in a cellar or attic. This species belongs to the medium-sized water lily family and can be planted 30 to 50 centimeters below water.

Dwarf and Miniature Water Lily

Nymphaea Indiana is an orange-colored dwarf water lily. Nymphaea Pygmea Alba is a dwarf species with tiny flowers that are ideal for a micro pond.

Bottom Line

Hence, these are some of the prettiest types of water lily flower available worldwide. Several others might catch your attention if you delve into them.

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