- Plant Info
- Enjoy Summer Long Bloom Times
- Increase Shade Across Pond Surface
- Promote Natural Filtration
Perry's Baby Red Water Lily is an outstanding dwarf lily that does well in any size pond or water garden. This water lily is free flowering and has a slight fragrance.
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Perry's Baby Red
|Plant Type||Water Lily|
|Hardiness Zones||3 To 11|
|Growing Light||Full Sun To Partial Shade|
|Bloom Time||Spring To First Frost|
|Plant Size||Spread 2' To 4'|
What To Expect With Mail Order
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Your water lily will arrive Bare Root (only root and little to no foliage). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!
Use Plant Bags or Plant Baskets to plant your water lilies. Plant each tuber with the growing tip facing outward. Fill in around the tuber with aquatic planting media, making sure the roots are spread well and the crown is sitting just below the soil surface. Place in shallow area of pond to encourage faster growth. Once new leaves have reached the surface, water lily can be moved deeper into the pond.
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 water lily 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.
Water lilies on plant-shelves, in planting containers, should be trimmed to 1 to 2" and then gently lowered into deeper water. All plants submerged before winter must be brought back up as soon as the ice has permanently thawed, and before any plant growth occurs. In Zones 6 and warmer, most pond plants can tolerate being left in place without moving them at all.