Gloriosa Water Lily


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AWARD WINNING! When you see how beautiful the blooms are on Gloriosa, it will be no surprise to learn it won the Award of Merit in 1896!

CLASSIC FAVORITE! The Gloriosa has been a favorite waterlily for centuries, and for good reason- the beauty of this waterlily will always be a showstopper!

NATURAL CLARITY! Water lilies are a natural source of filtration for your water, improving water clarity, quality, and health the safe, eco-friendly way!

WINTER HARDY & BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Perennial water lilies are resilient, easy-care plants that don’t require a green thumb to survive & thrive for many years! They arrive bare root & ready to plant!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our water lilies are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant growers. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!

The Nymphaea ‘Gloriosa’ is an aquatic perennial that performs best in loamy soil in full sun and undisturbed water, but can handle partial shade. The Gloriosa was given the Award of Merit in 1896 and has been a classic favorite ever since. This waterlily is a day bloomer with bright red flowers with some flecking that darken as summer progresses and a beautiful yellow center. The Gloriosa is a continuous bloomer, and will look great in any size pond. This distinctively beautiful water lily is the perfect addition to any pond!


  • Cultivar name: Nymphaea ‘Gloriosa’
  • Bloom color: Pink, Red/Burgundy 
  • Bloom size: 2″ – 4”
  • Bloom time: Early summer to early fall. 
  • Plant spread: 3′ – 5’ 
  • Water depth: 6″ – 20”
  • Light requirement: Full sun to part shade
  • USDA hardiness zone: 4 – 11

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live Water Lilies are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants for best flowering.