Nuphar Luteum
Brandy bottle

UK Native: Yes

Height: Short

Planting Zone: 4

This native deep water plant plant is sometimes referred to as the ‘Yellow pond lily’, but it is not a true water lily. The common name, Brandy bottle, refers to the strong alcaholic smell of the flowers. Flowers are yellow and held above the water; the large floating leaves are bright green, providing shade for the pond and habitat for pond creatures. The nuphars are more adaptable than true water lilies; they will grow in sun or shaded situations and thrive in still or running water. They can be planted up to 2.5 metres deep. Best planted in a large planting basket and cut back every couple of years as they can spread if not controlled.