Mexican Waterlily (Nymphaea mexicana) Half-Hardy Yellow

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Mexican Waterlily (Nymphaea mexicana) Half-Hardy 

Mexicana is a small to medium waterlily species with yellow blooms that stand out of the water. It is a US Native, primarily along the SE states from Texas to Florida. 

Mexicana is famous for being the parent plant contributing its yellow genes to all hardy waterlilies with yellow, peach, orange, and changeable colors, plus several considered creamy white or orengy red. Any hardy waterlily with any of these various color blooms has Mexicana to thank for its color!

Mexicana is free blooming and about as dark a yellow as you can find, plus the blooms stand high out of the water considering its small size. because it is a species and not a cultivar, there is some genetic variation from plant to plant.

Mexicana is only hardy down to about Zone 7, and needs some warmth in summer to do well. It is a very fast and prolific grower, multiplying rapidly from long runners--much faster than fully hardy waterlilies. For this reason we recommend that Mexicana be planted in pots, not a soil bottom pond, and never released into a natural water feature (unless of course Mexicana is native to your area!).

SIZE: Small to Medium (3' to 4')
PLANTING CONTAINER: We recommend a 2 gallon solid planting container or a medium planting bag.
WATER DEPTH: 6" TO 18" (Maximum water depth is for mature water lilies)

Not legal in California

Waterlilies are shipped bare root and will require planting upon arrival.

For in depth planting instructions visit our Hardy Water Lily Planting Instructions page.


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