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Night flowering plants add a touch of class.
Many of us leave
home in the morning to go to work and then come home at the end of the day,
missing out on the beauty in our gardens until we see them on the
weekends. Imagine enjoying an evening
outdoors with friends and being asked "How do you get your water lilies to
flower at night"? Night blooming water lilies usually open at sunset and
close about 11am the following day.... flowers may stay open longer in the
cooler mornings or on overcast days.
blooming water lilies are tropical water plants.... preferring water
temperatures above 24°C. These
magnificent night flowering plants produce
flowers that stand up to 30cm high, out of the pond water. The flower colours range through various
shades of reds, pinks and whites.
Most night blooming water lilies tend to have a larger leaf
spread and so are more suited to medium to large ponds. They produce leaves with toothed or scalloped
edges and are often streaked with splashes of purples, maroons or browns.
The Victoria waterlilies
are amongst the most impressive night flowering plants. Named after Queen Victoria, they truly are
the Queen of the waterlilies, producing 20-30cm
creamy white flowers and enormous spiny leaves over 2m in diameter. This one is really only for the real
enthusiast with a large pond at least 4.5m in diameter. It can be also be grown in conservatories or heated
green houses in cooler climates.
- Night blooming water lilies are cold sensitive tropical water plants and need the water temperature
to stay above 24°C in order to flower.
Smaller ponds tend to cool down more at night time, so if you wish to
grow them in cooler parts of Australia, then a larger in-ground pond would be
- For information on plant
care and maintenance go to our Tips & Hints page.
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