Nymphaea “Almost Black”. Hardy from zone 4 to 11. Size is medium to large. Flower has a very dark almost black center outside petals are dark red. Bloom is 5″ to 8″ across. Has a spread of 4′ to 8′. Leaves are dark green and are very sturdy. Will grow in 6″ to 2′ of water. Best to grow in 1.5′ of water. Good for container pond and earthen pond, will gradually spread. Full sun.