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  • water lily
  • Eventual height: 0.1m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Nymphaea 'Aurora'

water lily

£24.99
Pot size 2 litre aquatic pot
2 litre aquatic pot
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Depth of water: 30-45cm (12-18in)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Ultimate spread: 150cm (60in)
  • Height above surface: 0-10cm (0-4in)
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Small, orange-centred cup-shaped flowers which age from apricot-red through orange-red to burgundy-red. This dwarf lily is one of our recommended plants for small ponds. The attractive, maroon-splashed oval leaves and ephemeral flowers provide interest from early summer until the first frosts. The shade cast by the foliage also helps to check the spread of algae.

  • Garden care: Water lilies flourish in still water, so do not plant them near a pond pump or fountain, particularly where the water can splash onto their leaves. All our waterlilies are approximately 2 - 3 years old and they are potted up (using a suitable aquatic compost) into 3-litre aquatic pots. These pots are made of a fine mesh, which allows water to circulate through the compost, providing the plants with both oxygen and nutrients. As they are already potted, all you need to do is to place the pot into a pond. Initially the pot should be placed on a stack of bricks so the leaves float on the surface of the water. As the plant matures, remove one layer of bricks at a time, gradually lowering the plant deeper into the pond until the desired depth has been reached.
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