Latin Name- Nelumbo Nucifera Hardy Zone- 5-9 Mature Height- 4-6ft Width-8-12inch Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Yellow Pond Lily - Nuphar lutea (L.) Sm.
A Water Lily Pad Adds Beauty to Fish Ponds
If you are a pond owner and you have beautiful fish in your pond, a floating plant with attached roots is a very positive feature to your pond. A water lily pad is ultimately one of the most popular choices by fish pond owners. Since water lily pads have beautiful flowers, it may very well be the best choice when considering aquatic plants. The water lily can be put in a pot and positioned at a specific location in the pond. On the surface of the pond, water lily pads will decorate the pond and make the pond a beautiful site with wonderful leaves on the surface as well as beautiful flowers that will provide a special beautiful touch.
Yellow Pond Lily (Brandy-bottle, bullhead lily, Nuphar variegatum, spatterdock, yellow cowlily) also known as Nuphar lutea (L.) Sm. Is a flowering aquatic ornamental plant that is a popular choice for use in water features such as ponds, still pools, and grottos. The plant is characterized by large leaves that are accented by fragrant cup shaped bright yellow-green flowers, which feature small scale like petals. The flowers emit a strong perfume that is sweet and buttery. It is easily cultivated in any still water such as ponds and lakes, but it can also be found thriving in slow moving streams and creeping creeks. While the plant is native to the Eastern United States, it has been naturalized to Africa, the West Indies, Europe, the Temperate Zone of Asia, and the remainder of North America. It has never successfully taken hold in Hawaii or Alaska, but can be found in the remaining 48 states. It may become weedy in some environments, but it is not considered invasive in most areas. It performs best in 1-3 feet of water, but can tolerate part shade. The soil preference is wet and sandy, poor soil is tolerated well. While it is not considered invasive it can be very hard to eradicate if desired. It is self-regenerating via sprouting from any portion of its rhizome which may remain deep in the soil. This plant is a wonderful choice for those who are looking for an aquatic that requires very little maintenance and provides a soft spark of color with a strong perfume. It can be planted in small containers such as tubs or float pans to provide better control. Cultivation can occur by spreading seed across the water surface where they find their own germination spot.