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Hardy Water Lily, Waterlily 'Charles de Meurville'


Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nymphaea (NIM-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Charles de Meurville
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


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)

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

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

Seed Collecting:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

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

Albertville, Minnesota

Saint Michael, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 17, 2010, genshiro from Whitby,
Canada wrote:

I have found this lily to be a prolific bloomer from mid spring to mid fall. It requires little care and does well. It does, however, require a medium to large pond. For example, my pond is 4.5 ft. deep and 15 ft. by 10 ft. in area and I feel it could use a bigger pond than this. The Charles de Muirville lily shares this pond with a fragrant lily which is much smaller (3.5 in. flowers and 5 in. leaves). The lily leaves on the Charles de Muirville are 10.5 in. wide. The flower is 5.5 in. across. Each flower lasts about a week.