Create a happy place in the garden
plants bring a new dimension into a water garden. Their brightness is like a sunny day that
energises and invigorates. For some,
yellow is a sacred colour, idealistic and offers hope and optimism.
plants, including the yellow
water lily tend to flower the earliest, and so often are associated with
the joys of Spring.
Looking for a Yellow water
lily, or other yellow plants for your
plants are easy to combine with reds and greens, but
contrasts best with purples. Yellow plants also have a tendency to be more shade
A variety of yellow water lily such as Nymphaea 'Chromatella' is
one of the most robust and longest flowering.
The pale yellow flowers start blooming earlier in Spring, than many
other varieties of water lilies and also continues to bloom later into
Autumn. It will also tolerate shadier
pond conditions and can still produce flowers when receiving only 4-5 hours of
direct sunlight per day. Ideal for all
ponds, but the ability to tolerate some shade makes this yellow water lily great for small courtyards or for where
ponds only receive sunlight part of the day.
Louis Gold' is cold tolerant tropical yellow water lily,
suitable for nearly all climates in Australia.
This free flowering variety, produces bright yellow flowers standing
30cm above the water surface and makes quite a display, frequently producing
bunches of flowers from within the pond.
(Lysimachia nummularia) is a vigorous low growing marginal (Zone Two) water
plant producing yellow flowers in Summer.
The trailing foliage looks like chains of small green round leaves
tightly clustered along either side.
Great for covering unsightly plumbing and wiring at the pond edges and is
ideally suited to growing down waterfalls or over cascading over the sides of water
garden planters and urns. There is also a popular golden or yellow-leafed form
(Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'), less vigorous than the parent, but equally
useful in softening pond edges.
A lovely Dwarf
variety of yellow water lily is Nymphaea 'Helvola'. This yellow water
lily is ideal for smaller ponds to 30cm deep (Zone Four),
producing pale lemon-yellow flowers to 5cm wide. This variety is perfect in smaller water
bowls as it will grow quite happily in much shallower water (Zone Three),
needing only a few centimetres over the crown.
the yellow water lily in shallower ponds (Zone
Four)are the Water Poppy (Hydrocleys nymphoides), with its pale yellow
poppy-like flowers and the native Showy Marshwort (Nymphoides spinulosperma),
producing starry yellow fringed flowers and lovely marbled leaves.
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