|The cultivar, 'Comanche' has yellow-apricot flowers that deepen towards their centers on the 1st day, on the 2nd day they turn gold-orange flushed pink and deep orange with pale yellow tips. Creamy orangish sepals with pink bases. It has 12 by 11 inch green purple flecked leaves with red purple flecked undersides. This variety does well in northern and southern climates and grows well in medium to large pools. Commonly referred to a "Water Lilies" these plants have adapted to living in total water environment. The leaves of these plants are individually supported on leaf stalks called petioles. Water Lily blossoms vary greatly in color and size. They enjoy neutral to alkaline water and grow best in full sun. Planting should be done in water no cooler than 75 degrees F. If the water is too cool the plant will enter a dormant state. The following planting times correspond to each hardiness zone; for Zone 4 plant in mid to late June, Zone 5 plant in early to mid June, Zone 6 plant in late May to early June, Zone 7 plant mid to late May, Zone 8 plant in mid April, Zone 9 plant in early April and for Zone 10 plant March through April.