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The Pond Guy® Grower's Choice Hardy Water Lily's are a terrific bargain. This lily collection contains the same great hardy water lilies that we normally sell, only the water lilies chosen specifically for you by the color listed on them and are not marked with what cultivator (brand name) they are.
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Grower's Choice Water Lilies
|Plant Type||Water Lily|
|Hardiness Zones||4 to 11|
|Growing Light||Full Sun To Partial Shade|
|Flower Colors Available||Color-Changing, Peach/Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow|
|Bloom Time||Spring to Frost|
Mail Order: What To Expect
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Your lilies will arrive as: Bare Root (only root and little to no foliage). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!
The rhizome (root) of your water lily needs to be positioned in the aquatic planting media so that the cut end tuber is against the side of the planting container, not in the middle. This gives the root as much room as possible to spread across the pot. Place planting container at the bottom of the pond in up to 18" of depth allowing a minimum of ten inches of water to cover the soil surface.
Water lilies should be fertilized throughout the growing season. CrystalClear® Thrive™ Aquatic Plant Fertilizer or TetraPond® LilyGro™ Aquatic Plant Food or Laguna Plant Grow Fertilizer Spikes can be pushed into the soil at planting time and from April through August, following all manufacturers' recommendation for fertilizer application rates.
For best results, trim or prune as leaves and flowers begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.
After the first hard frost, remove lily pads. Sink water lilies to the deepest portion of your pond for winter.
What others are saying
"Gorgeous Blooms"Kelly Banks of Romeo, MI
If you want gorgeous colorful blooms in your pond, these are the lilies to get. i purchased the pink, yellow and the peach-orange lilies and am very happy I did. Very good qualityView entire review
"All died"Steve M of Hellertown, PA
I bought the lilies, the baskets, the gravel and the vitamins. Nothing came up. I was told later that the water was too deep at 2 feet. I feel so stupid and wish I knew betterView entire review
"Wonderful Lilies"BJ Baker of Freedom, OK
I bought a red one, and the color of the flower is beautiful and vibrant. It is growing very well in my pond, it has great roots and also pretty leaves that last longer than my other Lilies that I got from my grandmother.View entire review
"Caution: Over planting Advice"ken weiler of hanover, PA
I purchased from you some time ago plain white water lilies for my upper pond. They thrived and provided beautiful blossoms, cover for my fish and lily pads for my frogs. However, hardy water lilies are aggressive growers and have always out grown the pots I plant them in. I leave them in the pond to overwinter to provide cover for the fish. However my three plants in my 8 x 8 18 inch deep pond by late August cover almost 3/4 of the water surface which it 2/3 too much. Also, each April when I remove the pots to re-soil and thin out I discover the roots are several feet long and have grown stems almost three inches thick which I needed a bow saw to cut out. Caution: Based on your pond size, lean towards under planting. The lily's will fill in nicely.View entire review