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Water Lily (nymphaea)

This gorgeous perennial is perfect for a water garden or water feature. They bloom by day and close at night. The shiny dark green leaves and usually fragrant blooms float attractively atop the water. There are many varieties of water lilies, so you can choose from many flower colors and leaf sizes.

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  • Prefers full to part sun 
  • If they don’t get enough sunlight, you won’t get the elegant blooms
  • Plant in wet soil at the water’s edge or plant directly in the soil under water
  • Special containers of aquatic soil is another way to grow them in your water garden