Botanical name: Nymphaea Family: Nymphaeaceae Bulb type: Tuber Flowering time: Late Spring to early Autumn. Planting time: Plant (and re-pot) in late Winter to Spring. Preferred position: Full sun Climate: Cool to Sub Tropical Planting depth: These plants need to have at least 30-45cm of water above
them. Note: The tuber should be planted horizontally. Soil: Plant in a sandy soil at the bottom of the pond, covering the horizontal tuber with only an inch or two of soil. A light layer of sand will stop the soil from floating away. Frost: Hardy. Potting: Water lilies can be potted in pots 20cm (8") across or larger. They should be re-potted every 3 -4 years Fertiliser: At planting (& re-potting) feed well with old cow manure. Comments: Gold fish will quite happily swim amongst water lily plants.
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