Nympheae “Dauben” Day blooming Viviparous. Also know as Daubenyana. Bred by Baxter 1856. Will over winter in zones 9 to 11. Plant size is small-medium. Flower is a cup shaped blue, 3” to 6” across. Leaves are green 3“ to 7“ across. Has about a 1.5’ to 5’ spread. Best to grow in 2” to 18” of water. Flowers are very fragrant and stand well above the waters surface. You can grow this one in a one/half, one, two or three gallon container. Good for earthen ponds as well. This in the most dependable water lily out there. It freezes here about 40 to 50 times a year and Dauben’s will still bloom all winter long for us. Dauben’s will sometimes bloom a new little plant off of its own mature leave. If you want a very small tropical just plant in a very small container and it will stay small and still bloom all the time. Will tolerate shade especially in hotter climates. Best to grow in full sun.
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