Genus of 50 species of aquatic plants that take their name from the Greek name Nymphaea.
Latin name: Nymphaea "Midnight"
They feature orbicular, floating leaves and exquisite flowers in summer. Varieties native to tropical areas bear flowers on stems 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches) above water, while the other varieties feature floating flowers.They are photophilous (sun-loving) plants. Yellow leaves need to be removed. Replanting is required every 3 or 4 years in order to maintain their flowering and health.
Plant in water gardens and pools.
Propagated by division.
Sensitive variety with yellow-centered, fuchsia to violet flowers and green leaves.