Synonyms: Nuphar lutea
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: yellow
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Water gardens and ponds.
Considerations: This species can become overly dense and completely cover small ponds. Recommended for edges of larger ponds/lakes or streams, or where one wants a green surface (stormwater pond).
Propagation: From pieces of underwater stems.
Availability: Specialty providers, Friends
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Provides structure for fish, frogs, etc. in aquatic settings.
Native Habitats: Marshes, ponds, swamps, rivers, streams.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Not frequently seen for sale, but readily available from plant fragments. Used in wetland restoration.