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Variable Water Lily | Nymphaea Aurora

Glorious colour changes

The Highlights

    • Blooms emerge yellow, turning orange on the second day and pinkish-red on the third
    • Flowers all summer long from June to September
    • A variety with compact height which is perfect for smaller 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

Variable Water Lily | Nymphaea Aurora

Glorious colour changes
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The Highlights

    • Blooms emerge yellow, turning orange on the second day and pinkish-red on the third
    • Flowers all summer long from June to September
    • A variety with compact height which is perfect for smaller 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 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.
Plant in a 2L 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:

30-60cm
30-60cm

Eventual spread:

70-90cm
Spreads to between 70-90cm within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Lemon yellow, orange, red-pink
Flowers start off lemon yellow, turning orange, then red-pink

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:

70-90cm
Position plants at least 70cm apart to allow for spreading
70-90cm
Position plants at least 70cm 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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