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Nymphaea 'Margaret Mary'/Water Lotus

Nymphaea 'Margaret Mary' / Nymphaea 'Margaret Mary'
Foliage and a lavender flower
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Foliage and a lavender flower

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Scientific Name: Nymphaea 'Margaret Mary'
Common Name: Water Lotus
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This water lotus can be an extremely aggressive grower and its planting is prohibited in many places. It is used in water gardens and requires a large space. The only safe place to use them is in containers where the plant can not escape into natural bodies of water. Has large, beautiful pink flowers up to 8 inches across, followed by large seed heads with large seed. These seed heads are used by commercial florist.