Nymphaea alba L.

White Waterlily

This has leaves that are red at first, and white flowers 10-13 cm wide.

Hardy Day Bloomer

Eurasia and North Africa

var. rubra Lönnr. Swedish Red Waterlily. Similar to N. alba but flowers in various red shades. Occasionally propagating itself in neglected water bodies. ['Rubra']

Source: Marshall, N.; Spencer, R. (1997). Nymphaeaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Nymphaea alba 'Albatross'

Elongated petals.

Nymphaea alba 'Froebeli'

Raised from a seedling selection made in the 19th century at Munich Botanic Gardens and developed by Otto Froebel over 40 years.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Nymphaeanae
order      Nymphaeales
family       Nymphaeaceae
genus        Nymphaea L.