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Victoria amazonica, Victoria regia, Amazon Waterlily

Victoria amazonica, Victoria regia

Amazon Waterlily
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Full sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is the largest known waterlily, with leaves reaching to 6ft across. The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night.

These frost-tender plants need at least 3ft of water in which to grow and a position in full sun.

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