Hardy Water Lilies
Hardy water lilies produce round, leathery leaves up to 1 foot across. They can be green or splashed with brown. Their multi-petaled flowers measure up to 12 inches across and come in white, pink, yellow, and red.
Many have flowers that change color as they age, and most are lightly scented. The flowers open in the morning and close at night.
Unlike tropical water lilies, the flowers of hardy water lilies float on the surface of the water, and the plants grow from rhizomes, not tubers.