Brandy bottle (Nuphar Luteum)
Brandy bottle (Nuphar Luteum) is a native pond plant a relative of the water lily. It has bright yellow flowers which are held above large, green waxy leaves. The flowers smell of alcohol hence its common name. The floating surface leaves measure around 25 by 30cm. Some of the leaves remain submerged and are almost translucent. A vigorous, deeper water plant which needs room to spread so is ideal for a larger pond or lake. They are very beneficial for wildlife and are a much used plant for gardeners looking to promote wildlife. They provide habitat for frogs and emerging aquatic animals to shelter and resting places for insect and aquatic wildlife. The flowers are nectar rich making them a good food source for pollinators.
- Flowers June to August.
- Grow in still or slowly moving water.
- Position full sun or partial shade.
- Individual plants reach 150cm (60in) across.
- Planting depth 90-300cm (36-120in).
- Will remain hardy over winter if submerged the tuberous rhizomes remain under the water. Remove any dead foliage from the water.
- These are quite large plants and we recommend planting in a mesh basket of at least 22cm.
- We ship all water plants bare root, this means that we wash the soil off before packing plants. During the summer months we may need to trim some of the foliage back for shipping.
- Contact us if you require more information. We are available Monday to Friday from 08:30am to 16:30pm and via our email. Our plant team will be happy to help with any queries you may have.