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Josephine
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Josephine (Nymphaea josephine)
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Quick Stats

Temperament Peaceful
Color Form White, Yellow
Water Conditions 70-80° F, pH 6.1-7.5
Max. Size 12'
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Nymphaceae
Lighting High
Placement Bottom
Propagation Rhizome Division, Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, Viviparous
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Overview

Not enough room for water lilies? Not to worry. The delightful Josephine Water Lily is the perfect water lily plant for smaller ponds, water gardens, and container water gardens. The tropical Josephine Water Lily decorates your pond landscape with an abundance of small fragrant flowers during the height of summer and into late autumn. The Josephine Water Lily is an exceptional bloomer that can perfume your pond landscape with its appealing fragrance. Typical of tropical water lilies, the lovely cup-shaped flowers of the Josephine Water Lily are held above water for a dramatic presentation. The Josephine Water Lily is a day-blooming tropical water lily well-suited for smaller ponds, water gardens, and container water gardens.

Even when it's not in bloom, the Josephine Water Lily provides fantastic visual interest with its ornamental, saucer-like leaves or "pads." Interestingly, the Josephine Water Lily is viviparous in nature producing "baby" plantlets from the central nodule where the stem meets the pad. The Josephine Water Lily produces densely-packed pads that are bright-green in coloration. Typical of tropical water lilies, the Josephine Water Lily produces round leaves with textured edges that are slightly ruffled or even jagged. The leaf spread (or the amount of water surface area covered by the leaves) is approximately 1 to 3 ft providing shade and shelter for your pond fish, as well as a potential spawning site for pondlife.

The Josephine Water Lily should be potted in a two-gallon or larger planting container. To help your newly potted water lily establish itself faster in your pond, place the water lily at an initial depth of six inches below the water surface. As the water lily grows, it can be gradually lowered to its ideal depth of 12-18 inches below the water surface. Place your Josephine Water Lily in a sunny location where it will receive up to six or more hours of direct sunlight. However, unlike many other tropical water lilies, the Josephine Water Lily can thrive in varying light conditions and will even bloom in partial shade conditions receiving up to four hour of direct sunlight. Zones 9-11.

LiveAquaria® offers two groups of Water Lilies: Tropical Water Lilies that thrive in plant hardiness zones 9-11 and Hardy Water Lilies that thrive in plant hardiness zones 4-11. Be sure to select water lily varieties the are hardy to your zone to enjoy long-lasting beauty.

Approximate Purchase Size: 8" to 16"

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