Brandy Bottle

Nuphar lutea

Brandy Bottle - Nuphar lutea

Common Name: Brandy Bottle
Genus: Nuphar
Species: lutea

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.08 m (8 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

  • Depth of Water: 60 - 200cm (2 - 6ft)

From June to August bright yellow buttercup-like flowers on stiff stems above leathery deep green floating leaves similar to those of a water lily. The flowers of this vigorous deep water aquatic plant smell strongly of alcohol - hence its intriguing common name. It copes well in sun or partial shade but needs space to spread out making it ideal for a large pond or lake.

Garden Care: Divide large clumps in late spring or summer using aquatic baskets and aquatic compost.