Water lilies....jewels of the pond.
Water lilies are
the jewels of nearly all water garden designs.
These beautiful, low maintenance plants form the colour palette of the
What types of water lilies are there?
Watergardens there are literally hundreds of water
lilies for sale, but to simplify things, at our water
lily nursery, we group them according to the climates that they grow in,
when they flower and also the size of the plant or flower.
Hardy Water lilies are native to cooler climates.
Tropical Water lilies are native to tropical or
Hardy waterlilies flower during the daytime and generally have their flowers
floating on the water surface or only just above it.
Tropical waterlilies typically produce flowers that stand
up 30cm out of the water.
Most flower during the daytime but there are also night flowering
tropical water lilies.
The majority of
waterlilies produce flowers 10-20cm wide.
But there are also pygmy or miniature waterlilies varieties with
flowers as small as 4cm wide.
How do I keep my water lilies flowering?
flower during the warmer months, the time and frequency depend on the variety
and also the conditions that the plant is growing in. Some varieties flower more than others, but the key to good flowering is sunlight and
food. Waterlilies need at least 6
hours of direct sunlight in order to flower.
Not filtered or reflected light, but directly in the sun's rays. They are also heavy feeders, and as such need
a good source of nutrients to give the plant the vigour to grow and produce
flowers. Each flower only blooms for 4-5
days so it is important to use good slow release fertilisers to
encourage more flowers.
How deep can I plant my water lilies?
To get the best
results you need to plant a waterlily at the correct depth. The Oz Watergardens pond zone system helps to
guide you to the recommended pond depths.
Smaller miniature water lilies need only 5-10cm of water over the crown
(the growing tip that produces the leaves), making them ideal for planting in
bowls and smaller water features. Most
hardy and tropical water lilies prefer the deeper pond water and will grow
happily in 40-60cm of water. That is not
to say that you cannot grow them in deeper water. At Oz Watergardens water
lily nursery, we have water lilies growing in our lake 3 metres
deep. Not that we would recommend that
anyone plant at this depth. These plants
were planted, nearly 40 years ago, at a depth of about 1 metre and have slowly
spread and grown out into the deeper areas.
Water lilies for sale at Oz Watergardens water lily nursery?
is Australia's largest wholesale water lily nursery
with over 15000 water lilies for sale.
We have supplied
over 500,000 water lilies to the industry.
Our high standards and expertise guarantees that we select only the best
water lilies for sale.
Use our store
locator to contact your nearest water lily nursery
or garden centre, to place an order.