Tropical Day-Blooming Water Lily, Waterlily
Nymphaea 'Blue Beauty'

Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nymphaea (NIM-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Beauty
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pennsylvania)
Hybridized by Conrad & Tricker
Registered or introduced: 1897
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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

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

Regional

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

,

Villers-lès-nancy,

Miami, Florida

Floresville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 17, 2004, Indigoez from Floresville, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I've had one of these going strong for four years now. It usually dies down completely, or only has a few small leaves in the winter, but it always comes back in full force as soon as it warms up.

Positive

On Jul 28, 2003, NestEggFarms from Alachua, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Blossoms are a deep blue & are held several inches above the water and it's an excellent bloomer. This tropical is very fragrant and is great for any size garden. The leaves are a dark green with slight speckling. Requires full sun.