Nymphaea Mme. Wilfron Gonnere

(Mme. Wilfron Gonnere Water Lily)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

Madame Wilfron Gonnere, also known as Pink Gonnere, has large, double-pedaled rich pink flowers with deep pink centers. The blossom shape is peony-style and it has 33 petals. The leaves are round and green, new leaves have a bronze tint to them. This lily is very free flowering.

Madame Wilfron Gonnere does best in medium to large pond, will also thrive in a tub garden if its growth is restricted. Adds beauty, grace and vibrancy to any pond or water garden. Plant spreads 4-6 ft. Zones 4-11.


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

Mme. Wilfron Gonnere Water Lily

Botanical Name

Nymphaea 'Mme. Wilfron Gonnere'


3 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

light pink



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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