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PlantFiles: Tropical Day-Blooming Water Lily
Nymphaea 'Tropic Sunset'

Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nymphaea (NIM-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tropic Sunset
Hybridized by Florida Aquatic Nurseries; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2011

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Plant is viviparous

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive flowerehj On Jun 5, 2011, flowerehj from Saint Cloud, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Gorgeous autumn color, I've got it in my small pond in Central Florida (small spread). It is a prolific bloomer. The green-purpley mottled pads become less so when they get older (exposure to light, I think). It's vivaporous, which is really awesome!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Saint Cloud, Florida

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