sleeping beauty water-lily
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers
Recommended Uses: Useful as a curiosity in an aquatic garden as flowers open only late at night and closed by morning.
Considerations: Open only at night. Fragrant.
Availability: Specialty providers, Friends
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Night blooming water lilies are known to attract bats and moths. No information was found on this specific species.
Native Habitats: Aquatic. Marsh, lake. Roadside ditches.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Likely more common than suggested by the known county occurrences as likely overlooked.