Planting Depth: Floater
Sunshine: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Blooming Window: Summer to Autumn
Clean crisp white bloom. Goblet-shaped blooms of 4-6 inches. Good bloomer; outstanding cup shaped flowers. Green leaves. Can grow 4-8 feet wide in full sun to part shade in 6-48 inches or more of water. Good for medium or large ponds.
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 48 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.