Planting Depth: Floater
Sunshine: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Blooming Window: Summer to Autumn
Lemon sherbet yellow. Double soft yellow blooms on medium plant. Ball or peony shaped blooms of 4-6 inches. Has freckled leaves. Can grow 4-8 feet wide in full sun to part shade in 6-36 inches of water. Food for medium or large ponds. Good bloomer, with attractive marbled foliage.
Hardy water lilies are planted using a loam garden soil and 2-3 fertilizer tablets. Hardy lilies grow horizontally. The rhizome should be planted at one edge of the container with the rhizome planted at an angle of about 45 degrees with the crown exposed. Top with an inch or two of pea gravel or sand. The plant can be lowered to a depth of 6 inches to begin with, and then lowered to a depth of 36 inches as the plant grows. Hardy lilies should be planted in early Spring and should be fertilized every 4 weeks. They bloom from June through September depending on the weather and become dormant during the colder months. As Spring approaches, growth will begin again.