Escarboucle Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Escarboucle’)

Pretty purple-red flowers that stay open later in the afternoon than most waterlilies. Great for medium and large ponds.


Set your pond aflame with this beautiful purple-red waterlily.

Escarboucle has star-shaped flowers that bloom to a width of about 6 to 7 inches. The overall plant can spread as far as 5 feet across, making this lily a great choice for medium and large ponds. Escarboucle’s flowers stay open relatively late into the afternoon.

This French-founded beauty has been gracing water gardens since 1909.


Waterlilies thrive placed in full sun and submerged in anywhere from 8 to 30 inches of water. Put your potted lily directly into the pond, or remove it from the pot and plant it in a designated pocket. Don’t worry if the lilies’ leaves are completely submerged; any new growth will find its way to the surface.


For maximum blooms, fertilize your lilies about once per month from May until September. (If you bought your lily from Splash, you can wait until one month after your purchase to fertilize your plant for the first time).

Each flower on a waterlily will repeat its bloom cycle – opening in the morning and closing in the afternoon – for three to five days before dying. You’ll know a bloom has run its course when it sinks under the water, at which point you can prune it. With plenty of sunlight and fertilizer, most lilies will produce tons of new flowers from May until October in southcentral Pennsylvania (Zone 6).


Trim off the lily’s leaves as they start to die off for the season, eventually pruning the whole plant down to its base. Some people like to “sink” their waterlilies in the deepest part of the pond in the winter, but we have found that most hardy waterlilies manage just fine without being moved.


Waterlilies produce fewer leaves and flowers when overcrowded. To get the most out of your plant, divide it every couple years.

Overview: Escarboucle Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Escarboucle’)
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zone3
Spread4-5 Feet
ExposurePrefers Sun
Where to PlantDeep Water (8-30 Inches)

Additional information



Bloom Time


Hardiness Zone





4-5 Feet


Prefers Sun

Where to Plant

Deep Water (8-30 Inches)