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Hardy Water Lily, Waterlily 'Joey Tomocik'


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


Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

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:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

Clayton, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Frederick, Maryland

Denville, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York

Ithaca, New York

Spring Branch, Texas

Clifton Forge, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 12, 2013, wagtail from DENVILLE, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received only one or two blooms and slow to get started (not uncommon with Strawn varieties, however). May have potted it too deep in my stock tank (cooler water?). Maybe I will try again some day.


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

Hands down the best yellow I've ever seen or grown. It's been in my pond from the get-go, and while it needed an extra dose of fertilizer occasionally to kick it in the pants, it's been worth it every time. It tolerates my "shady" pond (Only 5 hours of direct sun) quite well, too. If you're looking for a solid, reliable yellow, I'd pick this one.


On Oct 19, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a lovely yellow waterlily - most of the time. I have had two years out of the past 6 when it appears that it does not bloom. I'm not sure why this occurs, but when it does bloom, it's absolutely beautiful. I've divided this several times and have several now in my pond.


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

This hardy water lily has bright yellow blossoms held above the water & is a hobbyist favorite.