|'Panama Pacific' bears star-shaped fragrant, red-violet flowers that have red-violet stamens and a yellow center. The green leaves are rounded and speckled with overlapping lobes. This waterlily is suitable for containers.
Nymphaea can be grown in ponds, and water gardens in all zones, but require full sun to flower. Leaves float on the surface in the typical lily pad form, or are held above the water surface somewhat. Their stems and roots are underwater, rooted in the bottom of the pond. Rhizomes should be planted 8 to 12 inches below the water surface, either on the pond bottom or in a container, in a horizontal position. Blooming time varies but is generally during warm summer weather. Spent foliage and flowers should be removed.