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Nymphaea 'Marliacea Albida' (Hardy Water Lily)

Waterlily 'Marliacea Albida', Water Lily 'Marliacea Albida', Hardy Nymphaea


Noted for its large and very profuse blooms, Nymphaea 'Marliacea Albida' (Water Lily) is a day-blooming aquatic perennial boasting oval green leaves, up to 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm), flushed bronze when young. Floating on the surface of the water, they create a lovely backdrop for the fragrant, double white flowers. Each fragrant blossom, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), features several rows of rounded petals surrounding a conspicuous bouquet of yellow stamens. Blooming from early summer to early fall, Marliacea Albida is free-flowering and produces many flowers over a long season. Introduced in 1880 by Latour-Marliac, Marliacea Albida is a hardy nymphaea that is suitable for growing in medium- to large-sized ponds.

  • Grows up to 4 in. tall (10 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 cm).Marliacea Albida is a large water lily and therefore needs plenty of room.
  • Depth of water: 16-40 in. (400-100 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 4 – 10
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 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
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 4 – 10
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 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
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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