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Nymphaea 'Albert Greenberg' (Tropical Water Lily)

Waterlily 'Albert Greenberg', Water Lily 'Albert Greenberg', Tropical Nymphaea


Nymphaea 'Albert Greenberg' (Water Lily) is a day-blooming aquatic perennial boasting large, nearly round green leaves, heavily blotched purple, 18 in. across (45 cm), with wavy edges. Floating on the surface of the water, they create a lovely backdrop for the fragrant, cup-shaped flowers. Each luminous blossom, up to 6-7 in. across (15-17 cm), features several rows of yellow petals (20) with orange-pink tips surrounding a conspicuous bouquet of golden stamens. Blooming from summer to fall, Albert Greenberg is free-flowering and an excellent bloomer, producing many flowers over a long season. Albert Greenberg is a tropical nymphaea that is non-viviparous and perfect for medium to large ponds.

  • Grows up to 4 in. tall (10 cm) and 5-8 ft. wide (150-240 cm).
  • Depth of water: 12-30 in. (30-75 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in undisturbed water. Appreciates some part shade in hot summer areas where daytime temperatures reach 100ºF (35ºC). Needs protection from wind.
  • Plant tubers in spring, with the crown slightly above the soil surface, after the water temperature has warmed to about 70ºF (21ºC). Feed every 2-3 weeks with a proprietary aquatic fertilizer.
  • Deadhead and remove yellow leaves regularly.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for water-lily beetle, water lily aphid, brown china-mark moth, false leaf-mining midge, crown rot, brown spot and water lily leaf spot.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Aquatic Plants
Plant Family Nymphaea - Water Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Spread 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spacing 60" – 96" (150cm – 240cm)
Water Needs High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams, Water Gardens

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Aquatic Plants
Plant Family Nymphaea - Water Lilies
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Spread 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spacing 60" – 96" (150cm – 240cm)
Water Needs High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams, Water Gardens

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