Hardy Water Lily, Waterlily 'Gloire de Temple-sur-lot'


Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nymphaea (NIM-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gloire de Temple-sur-lot
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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


White/Near White

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:

Frederick, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:


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

I have not grown this personally, but I work at Lilypons Water Gardens. In my professional opinion, this is the most beautiful, unique waterlily I have ever seen. Softball sized flowers with a very high petal count, the tip of each petal curling back toward the center of the blossom, and while not the most profuse bloomer, in the right conditions it's still reliable. On top of that, it smells fabulous! It is not for beginners -- it needs full sun, a lot of space, and some pampering occasionally -- but it's absolutely worth it, a true collector's item.