Hardy Waterlilies

Andreana

Nymphaea ‘Andreana’

Flower Description: Light red flowers which darken by the 3rd day. (Changeable)
Leaf Description: Green with mottled red-brown blotches
Comments: Small to medium water gardens
Sunlight: Tolerates shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: mid-summer to late fall

Nymphaea ‘Arc-en-ceil’

Flower Description: Pale pink fading to white
Leaf Description: Best known for its unusually colored leaves with splashes of pink, cream and occasionally red.
Comments: Free flowering; medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Attraction

Nymphaea ‘Attraction’

Flower Description: 6 to 8? flowers; inner petals are deep red, outer petals are lighter. Cup-like shape becomes stellate. Slight fragrance.

Leaf Description: 10 – 12″ Green leaves ; new leaves are light bronze, spread of 4′-5′. Comments: Free flowering; inner petals are subject to burning. Vigorous, tolerates partial shape; will grow in water up to 3′ deep. tolerates summer heat better than most red water lilies;

medium to large water gardens 

Barbara Dobbins

Nymphaea ‘Barbara Dobbins’

Flower Description: 6-8 in.star-shaped rich yellow petals with a lemony fragrance. In fall the outer leaves may take on a pink hue.; light fragrance
Leaf Description: 8 in. green leaves are speckled purple when young.
Comments: Free flowering; medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Tolerates shade (2-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Betsy Sakata

Nymphaea ‘Betsy Sakata’

Flower Description: Large light yellow flowers with faint pink on outer petals.
Leaf Description: Dark green foliage with purplish flecks.
Comments: Mediumsize
Sunlight: Tolerates shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Burgandy Princess

Nymphaea ‘Burgandy Princess’

Flower Description: ‘Burgundy Princess’ blossoms rest on the surface of the water. The outer petals are blushed red deepening to an intense red at the inner petals. The cuplike flower measures 2-4 inches
Leaf Description: 4-5 inch, medium green, round leaves.
Comments: This cultivator makes an excellent centerpiece or in contrast with softer color lilies in a small or medium pond.
Sunlight: Full sunlight
Blooming Time: Day

Charlene Strawn

Nymphaea ‘Charlene Strawn’

Flower Description: 6-7″ bloom with rich yellow centre and lighter yellow outer petals.
Leaf Description: dark green leaves; new leaves have small purple specks and blotches.
Comments: Fragrant; free flowering, produces an abundance of leaves which may hide flowers.
Sunlight: Tolerates partial shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Colorado

Nymphaea ‘Colorado’

Flower Description: Salmon coloured flower.
Leaf Description: Mottled leaf when young, fading to green as it matures
Comments: Free flowering; long blooming season, medium size waterlily
Sunlight: Tolerates partial shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Nymphaea ‘Commanche’

Flower Description: Chageable. Blossom opens yellow and turns to coppery bronze . Flower is cup-like then star-like. In fall the outer leaves may take on a pink hue.; light fragrance
Leaf Description: green leaves with slight speckled purple
Comments: Very pleasant fragrance. Long season.
Sunlight: Tolerates shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Cynthia Anne

Nymphaea ‘Cynthia Anne’

Flower Description: Produces abundant peach blossums, 4-5″ in diameter, that stand well above the water surface.
Leaf Description: Green leaves are lightly mottled
Comments: Small waterlily
Sunlight: Full sunlight
Blooming Time: Day

Fabiola

Nymphaea ‘Fabiola’

Flower Description: Large, rich, pink blooms. Peony shaped.
Leaf Description: Deep green leaves
Comments: Free flowering; Fragrant. Medium siz waterlily
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Georgia Peach

Nymphaea ‘Georgia Peach’

Flower Description: Soft peach coloured blossums
Leaf Description: Green with mottled pads that fade with age
Comments: Free flowering; medium size waterlily
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Nymphaea ‘Gonnere’

Flower Description: Ball-shaped, large double flowers
Leaf Description: Green foliage
Comments: Fairly Free flowering; medium size waterlily
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Gypsy

Nymphaea ‘Gypsy’

Flower Description: Deep red that lightens towards the outer petals
Leaf Description: Green leaves
Comments: Good bloomer; good choice for small – medium size ponds
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Hermine

Nymphaea ‘Hermine’

Flower Description: Star shaped white flowers with yellow centers
Leaf Description: Olive green, heart shaped leaves
Comments: Good choice for tub or small gardens
Sunlight: Tolerates partial shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Indiana

Nymphaea ‘Indiana’

Flower Description: Changeable. Petals are apricot, changing to deeper peach/red by 3rd day.
Leaf Description: Green leaves
Comments: Small waterlily
Sunlight: Tolerates partial shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Inner light

Nymphaea ‘Inner Light’

Flower Description: Soft yellow blossoms are held above the water surface. Colour will take on a delicate apricot shade by mid-summer, especially in the centre of the bloom. Free flowering.
Leaf Description: Green leaves. Young leaves have purple mottling
Comments: Free flowering; medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Joey Tomocik

Nymphaea ‘Joey Tomocik’

Flower Description: Rich lemon-yellow blossoms are held above the water
Leaf Description: Softly mottled leaves
Comments: medium sized waterlily; flowers remain open later in the day. Has a long bloom season.
Sunlight: Tolerates partial shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Laydekeri Fulgens

Nymphaea ‘Laydekeri Fulgens’

Flower Description: bright red flowers with red stamens, extremely free-flowering.
Leaf Description: Slight reddish-brown fleck on green leaves
Comments: Free flowering; smaller flowers with slight fragrance.
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Mdme Wilfron Gonnere

Nymphaea ‘Madame Wilfron Gonnere’

Flower Description: Large double, peony shaped flowers, deeper pink in centre becoming lighter on the outer petals.
Leaf Description: Green leaves
Comments: Free flowering; medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Tolerates partial shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Mangkala Ubol

Nymphaea ‘Mangkala Ubol’

Flower Description: Large peach coloured flowers held above the water surface
Leaf Description: Deep green leaves
Comments: Free flowering; medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Mayla

Nymphaea ‘Mayla’

Flower Description: Very large, double fushia flowers, lighter in centre and darker towards the outer petals
Leaf Description: Green leaves, some can be plum coloured.
Comments: Good bloomer. Medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Miss Siam

Nymphaea ‘Miss Siam’

Flower Description: Bright pink flowers raised slightly above the water surface. This plant is a cross between Mayla and Fire Opal,
Leaf Description: New leaves are red, maturing to green
Comments:  medium water gardens.
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Moon Dabce

Nymphaea ‘Moon Dance’

Flower Description: Large white blooms. Winner of IWGS Best Hardy Waterlily contest
Leaf Description: Green leaves, with mottling on the underside of the pad
Comments: Good bloomer; Large plant. Medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Peach Glow

Nymphaea ‘Peach Glow’

Flower Description: Soft peach cloured blossums are held high above the water surface.
Leaf Description: Green mottled with chocolate which fades with age.
Comments: Free flowering; medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Tolerates partial shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

Perry’s Baby Red

Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Baby Red’

Flower Description: Bright red cup shaped flowers
Leaf Description: Green leaves
Comments:  Very Free flowering; flowers are smaller. Good for tubs and small gardens
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Pink Grapefruit

Nymphaea ‘Pink Grapefruit’

Flower Description: Large peachy-pink blossoms that stand high above the water surface
Leaf Description: Leaves are round and speckled
Comments:  medium ponds
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Pink Sensation

Nymphaea ‘Pink Sensation’

Flower Description: Rich pink flowers that stay open late in the day.
Leaf Description: Green leaves
Comments: Good bloomer. Small to medium ponds
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Sulphurea Okeechobee

Nymphaea ‘Sulphurea Okeechobee’

Flower Description: Yellow blooms. Collected from Lake Okeechobee, Florida, and released to the trade in 2000.
Leaf Description: Green with maroon mottling
Comments: Natural hybrid cross between Nymphaea ‘Odorata’ and Nymphaea ‘Mexicana’
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Tetragona

Nymphaea ‘Tetragona’

Flower Description: Small cup-shaped white blooms.
Leaf Description: Green leaves with purple blotches
Comments: Dwarf. smallest of all waterlilies
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Arc-en-ciel

NYMPHAEA ‘Texas Dawn’

Flower Description: 
Leaf Description: 8 in. green leaves are speckled purple when young.
Comments: Free flowering; medium to large water gardens.
Sunlight: Tolerates partial shade (3-6 hours sun).
Blooming Time: Day

This section comprises Hardy ISG (Inter Sub-generic) Waterlilies which have recently been hybridized and are now available on the market.

Detective Erika

Nymphaea ‘Detective Erika’

Flower Description: Large purple flowers are pointed resembling a more tropical like flower.
Leaf Description: Green
Comments: This is an ISG, which means that a hardy waterlily has been crossed with a tropical waterlily. Although it is classified as a Hardy waterlily, it should be wintered inside in a cool storage rather than being left in an outside pond during the winter, until such time as it acclimatizes to the Alberta winters.
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day

Tropic Star

Nymphaea ‘Tropic Star’

Flower Description: Bright pink flowers turning to white inner petals and a bright yellow center, stand high above the water.
Leaf Description: Green
Comments: This is a cross between a hardy waterlily and a tropical waterlily. It retains the winter hardy traits, but the flowers stand high above the water similar to a tropical waterlily
Sunlight: Full sun
Blooming Time: Day