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‘Rio Rita’ Tropical Water Lily

Item # 10-1073


The ‘Rio Rita’ water lily is one of the most beautiful of water lilies in color and appearance. Its moderately-large aromatic flowers are a brilliant deep, reddish in color with an abundance of petals.

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‘Rio Rita’ water lily will adorn any water garden pool as truly a “Pearl of the River”.

Preferred Growing Conditions:
Full sun.
USDA zone: 10-11
Up to 3'.
Botanical Name:
Nymphaea 'Rio Rita'
Hybridized By:
1941 by George Pring, Missouri Botanical Gardens.

This table shows the estimated shipping weeks for destinations to USA states. These dates can change depending on weather and how strong the plants are at that time. For example, a wet spring will have many clouds leading to less sunshine. Thus, the plants may need a bit longer to grow strong enough for transplanting and transit. With the planet heating up, a warm spring may help the plants grow strong enough to ship before the dates in this table. This applies to pick-ups a well as shipping.

End of April: FL, LA, TX
First Week of May: AL, AZ, GA, MS, NM, OK
Second Week of May: AR, CA, NV, NC, SC, TN
Third Week of May: CO, KS, KY, MO, UT, VA, WV
Fourth Week of May: CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WY


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