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Nymphaea 'James Brydon' (Waterlily 'James Brydon')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Nymphaea 'James Brydon'

Other names

Waterlily 'James Brydon'

Genus

Nymphaea Nymphaea

Variety or Cultivar

'James Brydon' _ 'James Brydon' is an aquatic perennial grown for its bronze-tinted, floating, rounded green leaves and pretty, red flowers.


Nymphaea 'James Brydon' is: Deciduous

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Orange, Red in Summer

Foliage

Bronze, Purple, Green in Spring; Purple, Green, Bronze in Summer; Purple, Green, Bronze in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Waterlily Pests (beetle, aphid, leaf-mining midges) Waterlily Pests (beetle, aphid, leaf-mining midges)

Nymphaea leaf (brown) spot , Crown rot , Water lily leaf spot Nymphaea leaf (brown) spot , Crown rot , Water lily leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Nymphaea 'James Brydon' (Waterlily 'James Brydon') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic

Cultivation

Grow the Nymphaea in loam in a basket, covered with layer of pea-shingle. The basket should be placed approximately 15-25cm below the surface of the water initially, being moved down to 30-50cm once growth is established. Nymphaea dislike moving water.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Nymphaea 'James Brydon'

Other names

Waterlily 'James Brydon'

Genus

Nymphaea Nymphaea

Variety or Cultivar

'James Brydon' _ 'James Brydon' is an aquatic perennial grown for its bronze-tinted, floating, rounded green leaves and pretty, red flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Orange, Red in Summer

Foliage

Bronze, Purple, Green in Spring; Purple, Green, Bronze in Summer; Purple, Green, Bronze in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Waterlily Pests (beetle, aphid, leaf-mining midges)

Specific diseases

Nymphaea leaf (brown) spot , Crown rot , Water lily leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Nymphaea 'James Brydon' (Waterlily 'James Brydon') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic

Cultivation

Grow the Nymphaea in loam in a basket, covered with layer of pea-shingle. The basket should be placed approximately 15-25cm below the surface of the water initially, being moved down to 30-50cm once growth is established. Nymphaea dislike moving water.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Last year I purchased the above from a reputable Nursery and placed it on the butyl-lined floor of our pond over winter. I wonder if I should bring it to the surface and lower it as it proceeds to… read more

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