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.

Nuphar Lutea
A native lily and good for bees, that will grow in just about any depth, tolerant of running water any heavy shade.
Colour: Yellow
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Alba
Very free flowering pure white lily ideal for the beginner. Most of the colour lilies originated from this beautiful plant. Native.
Colour: White
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Almost Black
The flowers on this lily are an intense plum colour. The emerging foliage has a striking bronze flush turning green as it matures. One of the darkest red water lilies.
Colour: Red
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Chromatella
Lovely large primrose yellow flowers all summer. Likes lots of sun. Leaves light green with large maroon splashes. Really showy
Colour: Yellow
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Colorado
Cactus- shaped- salmon- pink flowers that stand above the water. A very prolific bloomer that will bloom late into the season.
Colour: Variable
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Darwin (Hollandia)
Large double pink peony-style flowers of light pink darkening by the third day.
Colour: Pink
Price: £24.95 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: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Froebelii
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: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Georgia Peach
Peach flowers with lightly speckled foliage, very free flowering.
Colour: Variable
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Gladstoniana
An extra large lily with vigorous growth. Large, rounded, dark bronze-tinged leaves and star-shaped creamy-white flowers.
Colour: White
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Gonnere
A classy lily with double white cup shaped flowers 4-6 inches, sometimes flushed pink. Blooms have the unusual habit of staying open late. Ideal for any size pool
Colour: White
Price: £24.95 ea.
SOON
Nymphaea Hermine
Single white classic flowers, very free flowering. perfect for small pools.
Colour: White
Price: £24.95 ea.
Item currently unavailable - expected back 01/06/2022
Nymphaea James Brydon
The cup-shaped flowers of this enchanting water lily are a rich carmine-pink and look very striking set against the green, maroon- flecked foliage. Perfect for any size of pond.
Colour: Pink
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Joey Tomocik
Very free flowering, one of the brightest yellow variety with blooms held 3-4inches above the water
Colour: Yellow
Price: £24.95 ea.
Nymphaea Laydekeri Fulgens
A vivid burgundy red, One of the first to bloom in spring and keeps on flowers though out the year and deep into Autumn. Perfect for any sized pool.
Colour: Red
Price: £24.95 ea.