Nymphaea jamesoniana

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sleeping beauty water-lily


wildlife plant  


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: aquatic
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: 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
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant  
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

Natural Range

USDA 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.