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Water Lily (Blue)Nymphaea

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Half-Hardy Perennial
What is Half-Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.
1 bare root water lily plant £9.99 by end of March 2018
2 bare root water lily plantsPLUS 2 FREE containers £19.98 by end of March 2018
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
The best recognised of water plants and for good reason! The blue, goblet shaped buds open to reveal glamorous star shaped flowers with golden anthers. This elegant half hardy variety is so compact it is even suitable for growing in containers on patios and balconies. Spread: 100 cm (39"). Buy a pack of two and get two 25cm (10 ) plastic, terracotta-coloured containers free.

Culinary information: The young leaves and unopened flower buds can be boiled and served as a vegetable. The seeds, high in starch and protein can be popped, parched or ground into flour. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Patio, Water Garden

Half-hardy

full sun

100cm (40in)|100cm (39in)

100cm (39in)

1 Bare Root Water Lily Plant (V17733)
2 Bare Root Water Lily Plants (V17734P)

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Flowering Months
Remove yellowing leaves and faded flowers regularly. If growing water lilies in containers move them to a sheltered position for the winter, in a cool but frost-free location with a minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F). If growing water lilies in an outdoor pond, lift the rhizomes in autumn and overwinter in damp sand at a minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F). Re-plant half-hardy water lilies in late spring or early summer, discarding older portions of the crown on mature plants, ready for another fabulous display!
Plant half-hardy water lilies in ponds and containers of undisturbed water during late spring or early summer, after all risk of frost has passed. Fill aquatic baskets with aquatic or heavy garden soil, and plant water lily rhizomes just below the soil surface. Push some aquatic fertiliser pellets into the soil to feed the plant. Top the container with a layer of gravel to prevent the soil washing away. Gently lower containers into the water and position them on temporary supports such as bricks so that they sit just 20cm (8") below the surface of the water. As the leaves grow to rest on the water surface, the container can be gradually lowered to its final depth of 30 - 45cm (12 - 18") below the water.

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