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  • water lily
  • Eventual height: 0.1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.9m

Nymphaea 'Almost Black'

water lily

5 year guarantee
1 litre aquatic pot £29.99
1 litre aquatic pot £29.99
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This pond plant dies right back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Depth of water: 45-90cm (18-30in)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Ultimate spread: 40cm (16in)
  • Height above surface: 0-10cm (0-4in)
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Double, dark plum coloured flowers look sumptuous floating on the pond surface in summer. The foliage is attractive too. It emerges with a bronze flush before turning a rich green as it matures.

  • Garden care: Water lilies flourish in still water, so do not plant them near a pond pump or fountain, particularly where the water can splash onto their leaves. All our waterlilies are approximately 2 - 3 years old and they are potted up (using a suitable aquatic compost) into 3-litre aquatic pots. These pots are made of a fine mesh, which allows water to circulate through the compost, providing the plants with both oxygen and nutrients. As they are already potted, all you need to do is to place the pot into a pond. Initially the pot should be placed on a stack of bricks so the leaves float on the surface of the water. As the plant matures, remove one layer of bricks at a time, gradually lowering the plant deeper into the pond until the desired depth has been reached.
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