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  • Eventual height: 0.08m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Nuphar lutea

brandy bottle

5 year guarantee
1 litre aquatic pot £27.99

This pond plant dies right back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Depth of water: 60-200cm (2-6ft)
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    From June to August, bright yellow, buttercup-like flowers on stiff stems above leathery, deep green, floating or submerged leaves similar to those of a water lily. The flowers of this vigorous, deep water aquatic plant smell strongly of alcohol - hence its intriguing common name. It copes well in sun or partial shade, but needs space to spread out, making it ideal for a large pond or lake.

  • Garden care: Divide large clumps in late spring or summer using aquatic baskets and aquatic compost.
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