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botanical name:
Nymphaea 'Pygmaea Helvola'
Nymphaea 'Pygmaea Helvola' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Water lily
synonyms:  Nymphaea 'Helvola', Nymphaea tetragona 'Helvola'
family:  Nymphaeaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.05m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: aquatic
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Very small growing hybrid with small olive-green leaves mottled purple and brown. Dainty star-shaped pale yellow flowers produced throughout summer.

Grow in water between 15 and 23cm deep. Can be grown in a tub or other large container.

Invaluable for small ponds or containers.

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