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 Burgundy Princess
Striking red blooms of blushed red deepening to an intense red at inner petals.
Colour: Red
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Conqueror
Free flowering blooms of deep red, outer petals light pink then white.
Colour: Red
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Escarboucle
Bright vermilion red flowers, one of the very best reds. Free flowering, long lasting blooms. Leaves green, newer leaves brown.
Colour: Red
Price: £26.50 ea.
Nymphaea Frobeli
A gem of a plant, red petal flowers. Likes cool temperature which helps to make it the first coloured lily to flower. Leaves mottled maroon quickly change to green.
Colour: Red
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Newton
Exquisite waterlily. Blooms red/pink held 2-3inch above the surface. Petals of a long and narrow shape. Light fragrance
Colour: Red
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Perrys Baby Red
Deep red, free flowering lily ideal for the tub or small pool. Small leaf size about 5-6 inches green on top, red underneath.
Colour: Red
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Pygmaea Rubra
A wonderful little lily ideal for a tub or shallow pool. Pinkish red flowers some 2-2 1/2 inches in size. Leaves dark green with purple blotches .
Colour: Red
Price: £23.50 ea.
Nymphaea Red Spider
Scarlet flowers with crinkled petals. A slight fragrance. Heavily flecked leaves.
Colour: Red
Price: £10.00 ea.
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Hinton Parva, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN4 0DH
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