Nymphaea ‘Painted Lady’

(Painted Lady Water Lily)


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

Painted Lady is a medium sized, hardy waterlily that is both unique and stunning! Petals on the flowers are often striped with pink and white color throughout the flower. Pads are often splashed with shades of pink, red, cream and green. Plant ‘Painted Lady’ where you can enjoy the subtle variations on the multi-petaled blooms and pads. Painted Lady Hardy waterlily does well in cooler climates and looks great in small, medium to large ponds. Painted Lady was hybridized by Tony Moore in 2013, and is a very good bloomer!


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

Painted Lady Water Lily

Botanical Name

Nymphaea 'Painted Lady'


2 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun




3 to 5 ft.

Water Needs

Standing Water

Blooming Period

summer through fall

Flower Color

Pink to white



Foliage Color

Green with pink, red and cream splashes

Deer Resistant


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