Tropical Water Lily, Waterlily
Nymphaea 'Woods Blue Goddess'

Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nymphaea (NIM-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Woods Blue Goddess
Additional cultivar information:(aka Wood's Blue Goddess)
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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From leaf cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

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Miami, Florida

Saint Louis, Missouri

Spring Branch, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 12, 2005, pavlosn from Nicosia
Cyprus (Zone 9b) wrote:

Acquired this plant this year and is growing away in my pond very happily producing as much as 6 - 7 blooms at a time. This is the only tropical water lily I grow and is definetely the star of my pond.

Waiting to see if it will survive the winter though.

Positive

On Jul 29, 2003, NestEggFarms from Alachua, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very large Wisteria-blue flower with dark purple stamens. It remains open until late afternoon & will continue blooming through early frost.Thick, dark green leaves with very serrated edges. Produces fertile seeds. Fantastic for the beginner. It has a medium to large spread & requires full sun.