Planting Depth: Floater
Sunshine: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Blooming Window: Summer to Autumn
Red, flat, peony-shaped blooms of 5-6 inches. Green leaves flecked and shaded with red and with red undersides. Grows to 4-6 feet wide in full sun in 6-36 inches of water. Good for medium or large ponds. Beautiful medium to large red. Good bloomer. Very fast growing. Our most popular red.
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.