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Red Water Lily | Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red

Compact, prolific and vibrant red

The Highlights

    • A prolifically blooming variety prized for its dainty, compact habit. The flowers are a deep pink/red with yellow stamens and classic mid-green foliage
    • Summer flowering from June to September
    • A smaller variety of waterlily perfect for mini ponds
    • 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

Red Water Lily | Nymphaea Perry's Baby Red

Compact, prolific and vibrant red
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The Highlights

    • A prolifically blooming variety prized for its dainty, compact habit. The flowers are a deep pink/red with yellow stamens and classic mid-green foliage
    • Summer flowering from June to September
    • A smaller variety of waterlily perfect for mini ponds
    • 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 1L 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:

25-70cm

Eventual spread:

60-80cm
Spreads to between 60-80cm within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Deep red-pink
Deep red-pink blooms with yellow stamens

Habit:

Floating
Rests on the surface of the water with no underwater stem system.

Hardiness:

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

Rootstock:

Spacing:

60-80cm
Position plants at least 60cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

The most common pests are Water Lily Aphids

Plant in water

Needs a permanently wet soil.MORE

Full sun

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

Wet

poorly drained soil

Feeding may be needed

No feeding is needed if you plant your nymphaea straight into a mature pond with a good layer of sediment

Prune lightly

Deadhead finished flowers and remove any yellow leaves regularly.MORE

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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