Nymphaea Attraction

(Attraction Water Lily)


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Nymphaea ‘Attraction’ is a hardy waterlily. It was created by Latour-Marliac. It’s date of origin and publication is 1910. Nymphaea ‘Attraction’ is an outstanding Marliac hybrid with flowers that have a deep garnet center and lighter outer petals with white striped sepals. It had cup shaped and the stellate flowers with 26 to 28 petals. The pads are green and sometimes start out a bronze color that changes to green. They are large pads at 10 to 12 inches and reach a spread of 4 to 5 feet across on the plant. It is one of the largest of the red waterlilies and its blooms make good cut flowers.


Easily grown in wet soil in still water in full sun to part shade. Full sun may be best, but plants will usually flower with as little as three hours of sun per day. Plant rhizomes horizontally in spring with bud end up in containers submerged in ponds or water gardens where the water is 12-48″ deep. When planted in containers, plants can be more easily moved later on if desired. Rhizomes may be planted directly in the muddy bottom of a pond.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Attraction Water Lily

Botanical Name

Nymphaea 'Attraction'


4-6 feet


2 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun



Water Needs


Blooming Period

summer through fall

Flower Color




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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