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Nymphaea '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:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive genshiro 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.


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

Albertville, Minnesota
Saint Michael, Minnesota

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