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Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Fulgens' (Hardy Water Lily)

Waterlily 'Laydekeri Fulgens', Water Lily 'Laydekeri Fulgens', Hardy Nymphaea


Nymphaea 'Laydekeri Fulgens' (Water Lily) is a day-blooming aquatic perennial boasting rounded leaves, blotched with purple when young, maturing to plain green. Floating on the surface of the water, they create a lovely backdrop for the cup-shaped, brilliant crimson magenta flowers. Each semi-double blossom, up to 6 in. across (15 cm), features burgundy-red petals, the color of which intensifies as the bloom matures. They surround a conspicuous bouquet of garnet rose stamens. Blooming over a long season extending from spring to fall, Laydekeri Fulgens is free-flowering and its flowers stay open later in the day. This hardy nymphaea is suitable for any size pond.

  • Grows up to 4 in. tall (10 cm) and 6-12 ft. wide (180-360 cm). 
  • Depth of water: 6-30 in. (15-90 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in loamy soil in undisturbed water. Plant in a basket with the crown just below the soil surface and covered with pea shingle. Feed during the growing season with a proprietary aquatic fertilizer.
  • Deadhead and remove yellow leaves regularly.
  • 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.
  • Propagate by division of rhizomes or offsets in summer, place pots in shallow water until established.

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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 Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Spread 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 72" – 144" (180cm – 360cm)
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 Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2" – 4" (5cm – 10cm)
Spread 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 72" – 144" (180cm – 360cm)
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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