Tropic Sunset (Nymphaea tropic sunset)

 Quick Facts::  Tropic Sunset (Nymphaea tropic sunset)
Care Level:Easy
Maximum Length:12'
Water Conditions:70-80 F,  pH 6.1 - 7.5
Coloration:Orange, Red
Supplements:Rich Soil 
Origin:Hybrid, Farm Raised

The Tropic Sunset (Nymphaea tropic sunset) is a compact, exciting new tropical waterlily. It is the only viviparous tropical waterlily that exhibits an autumn flower color on the market today. An excellent bloomer, its fragrant flowers have orange-pink tipped petals that are over 6 inches in diameter, blooming well past early frosts. The leaves are green, heavily blotched and large (easily reach 18 inches) and nearly round with wavy edges. Winter hardy in USDA Zones 9 to 11. This Water lilly is ideal for planting in tubs and kettles. 

Water Conditions
70 - 80° F  
pH 6.5 - 7.5

Easily grown in calm water in full sun. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 9, in a pond it can spread up to 6-12 feetThe  'Tropic Sunset' Water Lilly prefers water conditions of 6" to 18" depth. They also thrive in small tubs and kettles in the full sun. Pot in round, shallow, solid containers of 3 gallons or more, in 6"-18" of water. If overwintering is desired, bring plants indoors before first frost to a shallow tub or aquarium in strong light. If your lily is wintered inside, in the spring, set it out in full sun. Keeping it there until the water in the pot is approximately 80°F will get it to bloom sooner. Wait until the leaves have started to grow and the pond temperature is above 70°F before submerging the lily pot back in your pond. This prevents the plant from going into shock. 

Propagation is done by  dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets). Best done in early spring to give the plant grow time before preparing for winter.