Nymphaea “Royal Purple” Day blooming Viviparous. Bred by Buskirk 1927. Will over winter in zones 9 to 11. Plants size is small to medium. Flower is a cup shaped purple, 4” to 6” across. Leaves are green with brown speckles 6“ to 8“ across. Has about a 2’ to 3.5’ spread. Best to grow in 6” to 18” of water. Flowers are very fragrant and stand well above the waters surface. You can grow this one in a one, two or three gallon container. Good for earthen ponds as well. Will produce many babies because its viviparous. Will tolerate shade especially in hotter climates. Best to grow in full sun.