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Tropical Day-Blooming Water Lily, Waterlily
Nymphaea 'King of Siam'

Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nymphaea (NIM-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: King of Siam
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Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Bloom Color:

Purple

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:

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Naples, Florida

Ormond Beach, Florida

Baytown, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 20, 2006, teresamas from Ormond Beach, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I've fallen for the King ,hard :) It combines stunning blossoms ,nicely ruffled pads with prolific ,dependable blooming and a relativly compact leaf spread .
I usually fond solid pads a negative for a tropical water lily but IMO King of Siam is near perfect in every way !

Positive

On Jun 30, 2004, LouAnn707 from Saint Simons Island, GA wrote:

Beautiful double, almost triple blooms. Green pads flushed pupple underneath. Large blooms, plant has a medium to large spread. Very showy and impressive. Overwinters in a zone 9 pond.