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common name: Brandy bottle, Yellow water lily
synonyms: Nymphaea lutea
growth rate: fast
growth habit: aquatic
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade, shade
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Floating aquatic with large rounded surface floating leaves. Also has pale green submerged foliage with wavy edges. Comparatively small cup shaped yellow flowers which have a faint brandy smell. Vigorous growing in most still or slowly moving water.
Will grow in sun or quite deep shade and water up to 2.5 metres deep, still or slow flowing.
By seed or division of the root.
Suitable for large natural lakes or slow flowing rivers or canals.
Native to Europe including Britain.