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Dwarf Water Lily 'Snow Princess' | Nymphaea | 2L Pot

Ideal for mini ponds

The Highlights

    • A mini white water lily ideal for container ponds! Very free flowering with bright white petals surrounding a sunny yellow centre
    • Long summer flowering period from June to September
    • A hardy native plant with a vigorous growth rate
    • The perfect size for patio ponds, container ponds and water features
    • Floating plants provide shade and shelter for fish as well as protecting them from predators like herons. Also reduces the growth of algae
    • Grow in full sun and still water, away from fountains and splashing water

Dwarf Water Lily 'Snow Princess' | Nymphaea | 2L Pot

Ideal for mini ponds
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The Highlights

    • A mini white water lily ideal for container ponds! Very free flowering with bright white petals surrounding a sunny yellow centre
    • Long summer flowering period from June to September
    • A hardy native plant with a vigorous growth rate
    • The perfect size for patio ponds, container ponds and water features
    • Floating plants provide shade and shelter for fish as well as protecting them from predators like herons. Also reduces the growth of algae
    • Grow in full sun and still water, away from fountains and splashing water

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 3L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

5-10cm

Eventual spread:

30-50cm
Spreads approx 30-50cm

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

White
Masses of tiny white lilies with yellow centres

Habit:

Floating
Rests on the surface of the water with submerged roots and stems

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Hardy to at least -15 degrees c, does not require winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30cm
Position 30cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

The most common pests are Water Lily Aphids, the Water Lily Beetle and the China Mark Moth. Water lily aphids are sap-suckers - you may see them on the underside and top of the pads and top of the stems. They can cause yellowing and curling of leaves and destruction of buds and flowers. Control them by hosing down the leaves and stems and squashing and rubbing off with fingers. They can also be drowned by dropping the lily down so leaves are submerged for a day or two. Water lily beetles are small brown beetles whose larvae strip the leaf surface, creating holes and causing the leaves to shrivel and die. Adult beetles also feed on the flowers. They hibernate over winter in poolside plants so cutting these down in autumn will help. Leaves should be hosed down regularly to remove larvae, and adult beetles and larvae can be removed by hand. The China Mark Moth cuts oval shapes from the leaf margins, which can cause extensive damage. Check the underside of leaves and squash the protective cases and brush off. Alternatively remove the affected leaves and burn. Diseases: Water lily Crown Rot causes yellowing leaves which sometimes become mottled. The leaf stems then become soft, slimy and blackened and later break away from the crown. The crown itself will be soft and gelatinous with black tissue inside and will have a bad smell. You should remove and destroy the infected plant before it spreads. Water lily leaf spot causes red or grey-brown spots on the leaves and eventually rot. It looks bad but isn’t too harmful so just remove any affected leaves as soon as they appear.

Full sun

Position in a pond where the plants will receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.

Feeding may be needed

No feeding is needed if you plant your nymphaea straight into a mature pond with a good layer of sediment, but in newer ponds it's a good idea to feed in the spring, using a slow release tablet fertiliser to make sure that excess nutrients do not leak into the pond and encourage algae.

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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