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Water Lily 'Colonel A J Welch' | Nymphaea | 3L Pot

A splash of yellow for sunny ponds

The Highlights

    • Canary yellow flowers approx 10cm across with prominent golden stamens. Over time, it can grow up to 3 metres and is classed as viviparous as it occasionally grows new plants from its leaf stems
    • Long summer flowering period from June to September
    • A hardy native plant, this is probably the most vigorous of the hardy water lilies
    • The perfect size for medium to large ponds and lakes
    • 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

Water Lily 'Colonel A J Welch' | Nymphaea | 3L Pot

A splash of yellow for sunny ponds
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The Highlights

    • Canary yellow flowers approx 10cm across with prominent golden stamens. Over time, it can grow up to 3 metres and is classed as viviparous as it occasionally grows new plants from its leaf stems
    • Long summer flowering period from June to September
    • A hardy native plant, this is probably the most vigorous of the hardy water lilies
    • The perfect size for medium to large ponds and lakes
    • 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:

10cm

Eventual spread:

120-3m
Spreads approx 120cm, and up to 3m in time

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Yellow
Canary yellow flowers with golden yellow stamens

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:

120cm
Position 120cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

The most common pests are Water Lily Aphids

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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