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Nymphaea 'Charlene Strawn'

Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nymphaea (NIM-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Charlene Strawn

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive visualgardener On Sep 22, 2010, visualgardener from Frederick, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

One of the first waterlilies to enter my pond, 8 years ago. It's a reliable bloomer (my pond only gets 5 hours of sun, so any blooms at all are appreciated on my part), I've never had any trouble with crown rot, and it's quite pretty and stands out well on the water. Definately a good one for beginners.

Positive NestEggFarms On Jul 19, 2003, NestEggFarms from Alachua, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Is a great bloomer and is fragrant. The inner petals are rich yellow with lighter yellow on the outer petals with 27-29 petals per bloom. Leaves are nearly round.


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

Frederick, Maryland
Lothair, Montana
Cicero, New York

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