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Nymphaea candida (Dwarf White Water Lily)

Dwarf White Waterlily, Dwarf White Water Lily, Nymphaea alba subsp. candida, Castalia candida


Nymphaea candida (Dwarf White Water Lily) is a perennial aquatic plant boasting rounded, glossy, dark olive green leaves, 3-7 in. wide (9-19 cm). Floating on the surface of the water, they create a lovely backdrop for the small white flowers. Each cup-shaped blossom, up to 4-8 in. across (10-20 cm), features 12-24 petals surrounding a conspicuous bouquet of golden stamens. Blooming all summer, Dwarf White Water Lily is native to Eurasia and found in ponds, lakes, and slow flowing streams. This hardy water lily is ideally suited to growing in a small pond or tub in a sheltered, sunny site.

  • Grows up to 2-4 in. tall (5-10 cm) and 24-36 in. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in a rich soil in still water. Best grown in 4-12 in. (10-30 cm) of water. Apply a slow-release fertilizer on a monthly basis.
  • A beautiful addition to small ponds and water gardens.
  • Propagated by seed.
  • Nymphaea candida is native to Eurasia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 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
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams, Water Gardens

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 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
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams, Water Gardens

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