hardy or tropical?

michael1846(6)July 21, 2014

What type is this :)

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Well, I assume you already know it's a waterlily of some sort. Where was the picture taken? That will give a good indication of whether it's hardy or not.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:04PM
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michael1846(6)

In my back yard I bought it thats why I dont know :)

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:28PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Aha, I see. Well I know nothing about water lilies, but if anyone does they'll need to know the size of the flower and also see a leaf.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:36AM
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RugbyHukr(23)

Nelumbo nucifera

Here is a link that might be useful: Nelumbo nucifera

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 1:05PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Lotus and grows up out of the water on a tall stem. I can't see such a stem in the picture. The leaves have a central stem, are dished and also stand above the water. To me this looks like a waterlily, ie Nymphaceae, rather than a Lotus. It has floating flat leaves. There are lots of pink/purply cultivars including hardy ones.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 2:07PM
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calliope(6)

My water lilies are quite hardy in our pond, and I'm zone six in S.E. Ohio. However, my pond is spring fed, so the rhizomes are never frozen, even though in the worst winters, ice sometimes forms on the surface of the pond.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 2:35PM
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michael1846(6)

Thank you :)

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 12:03AM
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