Hardy Water Lily, Waterlily 'Clyde Ikins'


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


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:

San Diego, California

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Cincinnati, Ohio

Franklin, Ohio

Tiverton, Rhode Island

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 18, 2008, SabraKhan from Tiverton, RI (Zone 6b) wrote:

'Clyde Ikins' starts out yellow and gradually, during the season, picks up pink tones. Midseason yellow and pink, overall apricot color. Late season a definite peach colour. Blooms lift above water and have a very nice fruity fragrance. Almost always in bloom. Does well in smaller spaces compared to other hardies. Well recommended!


On Jul 15, 2003, NestEggFarms from Alachua, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This hardy is slightly fragrant & has a large yellowish bloom that stands above the water and has deep green leaves. The plant spread is medium and it requires full sun.