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Water Lily (White)


Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

So compact it is even suitable for growing in containers on patios

Pink tinged, goblet shaped buds open to reveal glamorous white cupped blooms

Some parts of this variety are edible - Don't forget to check out our Edible Flowers Guide

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The best recognised of water plants and for good reason! The pink tinged, goblet shaped buds open to reveal glamorous white cupped blooms with golden anthers. This elegant variety is so compact it is even suitable for growing in containers on patios and balconies. Spread: 100 cm (39")

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.

Height Up to 100cm (40in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Perennial

patiowater garden

full sun

Flowering Months

1 bare root water lily plant (16497)
2 bare root water lily plants (V17732P)

Plant water lilies in ponds and containers of undisturbed water during spring or early summer. 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.
Remove yellowing leaves and faded flowers regularly. If growing water lilies in containers move them to a sheltered position against a house wall for the winter, or place in a cool greenhouse to prevent the water freezing through. When the leaves of mature plants begin to emerge above the water surface, lift them from the water and divide overcrowded crowns. Repot young portions of the crown and discard the older portions.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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