Accepted name: Nymphaea nouchali
Leaves irregularly waved and toothed and pink to violet below. Flowers sky blue with 11-14 petals, opening in the morning to early afternoon, fragrant. It is unlikely that the species is grown in Australia at present and hybrid cultivars are most easily grown in our climate.
Tender Day Bloomer
Nymphaea gigantea Hook. grows in N Australia and New Guinea but will only succeed in a climate like that of Melbourne if grown in a large protected and heated tank.
S and E Asia
Source: (1997). Nymphaeaceae. In: . 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.
(n. 'Mrs Edwards Whittaker' × n. 'Castaliiflora') Flowers fragrant, deep pink, rising above the water. Stamens pink-tipped. Buds striped with purple. Leaves blotched red. Usa, Pring, introduced 1920.
Flowers apricot, held above the water. Usa, Randig, introduced 1936.
Flowers with shades of yellow, green and smoky blue towards the petal tips. Difficult to grow. Leaves speckled red. Usa, Randig.
Fragrant almost spherical creamy white blooms with lemon stamens tipped creamy white. Usa, Pring, introduced 1941.
Flowers flattish, dark sky blue, fragrant. Petals broad. America, Randig, introduced 1939.
Buds and flowers plum purple. Stamens golden with violet anthers. Leaves red-veined. Tricker, 1914.
Leaves suffused with brown at first. Flowers yellow. Usa, Pring.
Variable, blooms white to pinkish red.
Flowers large, cream coloured. Charles Winch, Australia.