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  • water lily
  • Eventual height: 0.1m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Nymphaea 'Rose Arey'

water lily

£29.99 £26.99
10% off all plants
Pot size 3 litre aquatic pot
3 litre aquatic pot
  • Position: full sun
  • Depth of water: 45-75cm (18-30in)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Ultimate spread: 150cm (60in)
  • Height above surface: 0-10cm (0-4in)
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delicious, aniseed-scented, deep rose-pink flowers up to 20cm (8in) across with long, pointed petals from June to September. This elegant water lily forms a floating carpet of rounded, bronze-green leaves, purplish-crimson when young. Best planted at a depth of 45-75cm (18-30in), it's a fabulously fragrant choice for a medium-sized sunny pond.

  • 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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