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Tropical Night-Blooming Water Lily, Waterlily
Nymphaea 'Red Flare'

Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nymphaea (NIM-fee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Flare
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Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Pink

Fuchsia (Red-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:

Goodyear, Arizona (2 reports)

Bonsall, California

Lakeland, Florida

Miami, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Cut Off, Louisiana

Pickens, South Carolina

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 13, 2004, LouAnn707 from Saint Simons Island, GA wrote:

Plant has lovely foilage even when not blooming. Needs medium to large pond, beautiful dark crimsom flowers. As red as a tropical gets. Overwinters in a zone 9 pond.

Neutral

On Jul 29, 2003, NestEggFarms from Alachua, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This beautiful tropical night blooming waterlily is an excellent bloomer which can produce 6 or 7 blooms at a time! It is also extremely prolific. The blooms are held high above the water. The flowers are deep red, round and flat. The leaves are a reddish bronze & heavily serrated. It has a medium to large spread, requires full sun and is great for the beginner.