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Hardy Water Lilies: Nymphaea 'Hal Miller'

Botanical name: Nymphaea 'Hal Miller'

Common name: hardy water lily

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: wet, alkaline, clay
Zones: 4a thru 10b

bird attracting, butterfly attracting

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Nymphaea 'Hal Miller' is a vigorous grower. It produces large, creamy white flowers that have yellow inner petals and creamy green sepals. It has 8.5 by 10 inch inch olive green leaves with deep red undersides, mottled red-purple. Its flowers grow a few inches above the water. Good for medium to large pools. Plant height varies with depth of pool. 4 ft. plus spread. Hardy water lilies grow almost anywhere and have adapted to living in a total water environment. Their blooms open mid-day and close in the evening. They continue to bloom until early September. The leaves of these plants are individually supported on leaf stalks called petioles. They enjoy neutral to alkaline water and grow best in full sun. Planting should be done in water no cooler than 75 degrees F. If the water is too cool the plant will enter a dormant state. Hardy lilies require a minimum of 4 to 5 hours of full sunlight. Captivating with wide color spectrum. --edited by dtd siegelgirl



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