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Yellow Water Lily | Nuphar lutea

Fragrant, floating buttercups

Nuphar lutea

    • A host of floating, sunny yellow buttercup-like flowers rising above deep green leaves up to 40cm long
    • A fully hardy, fast growing perennial plant that thrives in sun or partial shade
    • Flowers from June to August
    • Commonly known as 'brandy bottle' due to the alcohol-like scent of its flowers
    • Ideal for larger ponds or lakes

Yellow Water Lily | Nuphar lutea

Fragrant, floating buttercups
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Add as many items as you like for just £6 delivery

Add as many items as you like for just £6 delivery

Nuphar lutea

    • A host of floating, sunny yellow buttercup-like flowers rising above deep green leaves up to 40cm long
    • A fully hardy, fast growing perennial plant that thrives in sun or partial shade
    • Flowers from June to August
    • Commonly known as 'brandy bottle' due to the alcohol-like scent of its flowers
    • Ideal for larger ponds or lakes

what to expect

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L aquatic pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
Plant in 3L aquatic pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

8cm

Eventual spread:

2m
Spreads up to 2m

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Yellow
Solitary yellow buttercup-like flowers

Habit:

Floating
Rests on the surface of the water.

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
H7 - Hardy to at least -15 degrees, does not require winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

2m
Position plants 2m apart to allow for spreading

how to grow

Pest and disease free

This plant is generally resistant to pests and diseases MORE

Full sun to partial shade

Position where the plants will receive at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.MORE

Wet

poorly drained soil

No feeding needed

This plant gets all the nutrients it needs from the soil and waterMORE

No pruning needed

No need to prune - that's one job off your list!MORE

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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