Waterlilies

This single group of plants has more to do with the following than any other pond plant:

  • The overall visual impact of your garden
  • The chemistry of a healthy clear water environment
  • The general health and well being of the animals living in the water

Visually I think that the sight of a healthy, mature, flowering water lily plant in full summer growth has very little to equal it, though I may be biased.

Chemically, any pond requires the removal of a lot of surplus nitrate which comes from fish waste, etc. This, a healthy water lily will do in abundance, purifying the water which in turn helps control the unsightly green water algae.

Fish have, as an added bonus, the security of the shade produced by the lily pads, thus reducing their stress and improving their general health. Furthermore by blocking the summer sun you reduce the visibility for predators like herons.

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Nymphaea Collosea
Strong grower, large blush pink flowers. Very free flowering.
Colour: Pink
Price: £22.50 ea.
Nymphaea Darwin (Hollandia)
Large double pink peony-style flowers of light pink darkening by the third day.
Colour: Pink
Price: £22.50 ea.
Nymphaea James Brydon
Possibly the best of our yellow lilies, flowers rich clear sulphur yellow and leaves green with attractive red splashes on their surface.
Colour: Pink
Price: £22.50 ea.
Nymphaea Madame Wilfron Gonnere
Double booms, rich pink, peony style, very free flowering. Leaves green , slightly bronzed underside. Can be used successfully in the smaller pond as well a lake.
Colour: Pink
Price: £22.50 ea.
Nymphaea Norma Gedye
A cracker of a lily by any ones judgement. Rose pink petals rounded at the tip with dark claret outers. Foliage unmarked opening maroon fading to dark green.
Colour: Pink
Price: £22.50 ea.
Nymphaea Rose Magnolia
Shell pink flowers, slight fragrance, ideal lily for the larger pond.
Colour: Pink
Price: £22.50 ea.
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