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Nymphaea ‘Tetragona’

Water lily

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  • Botanical name: Nymphaea 'Tetragona'
  • Common name: Water lily
  • Family: Nymphaeaceae
  • Plant Type: Pond
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Nymphaea tetragona is a variety of pygmy water lily, and is therefore ideally suited to growing in a small pond or even a container feature, as it will thrive in water as shallow as 15cm deep. It bears small, slightly fragrant, cup-shaped white (sometimes red or purple) flowers from June to September. The shade cast by the leaves helps to check the spread of the algae, and also provides shelter for aquatic insects and larvae, such as tadpoles.

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For best results grow Nymphaea tetragona in still water – avoid planting near a water fountain or pump.

How to grow Nymphaea 'Tetragona'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    40cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do Divide in July

Do Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Nymphaea 'Tetragona' and wildlife

Nymphaea 'Tetragona' nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and provides shelter and habitat.

Is Nymphaea 'Tetragona' poisonous?

Nymphaea 'Tetragona' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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