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Tropical Day Blooming Lilies

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Plant tropical daybloomers in 6″ to 18″ depth ponds.
Warm water only.
Sunlight : 4 to 6 hours direct.

Say what? Viviparous: A viviparous plant reproduces by forming new plantlets in the center of mature lily pad!
Minimum purchase on all lilies is no less than 3 per variety
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We grow both Hardy Water Lilies (perennials), and Tropical Water Lilies (annuals) for ponds, water gardens,  zoological habitats, and water features of all shapes and sizes! Most Tropical Water Lilies can survive all year in zones 9 and 10. Tropical water lilies have a wider selection of colors to choose from, Tropical Lilies are fragrant, Hardy’s aren’t usually, and most have a larger spread than hardy water lilies. Hardy water lilies have the benefit of coming back each year where most Tropical Lilies will only comeback if they are in warmer climates. . In addition to the beauty a water lily will add to your water garden, Water lilies also provide cover to your water feature, which will help keep algae growth down and protect your fish from predators!

Tropical Water Lilies (Nymphaea)
Tropical Water Lilies are a gorgeous addition to any sized water garden! They hold their fragrant blossoms high up out of the water and are available in a number of brilliant colors! Tropical Lilies can have several exquisite blooms at a time! The flowers stay open later in the day than the hardy water lilies and they also bloom later into the season. Tropical lilies can be distinguished at a glance from hardy water lilies in that the leaves are serrated or jagged. Tropical lilies come in either day blooming and night blooming varieties. The day-blooming varieties open several hours after sunrise and stay open until several hours before sunset. Some varieties of tropical water lilies are viviparous (reproduction or growing plantlets on their leaves) which indicates they are more cold tolerant and will continue to bloom through fall in colder climates. The night- blooming varieties will open an hour or two before sunset and remain open as late as noon even on a cloudy day.  For best performance plant tropical water lilies in at least a 2 gallon or larger plant container with a generous amount of heavy garden soil. Even the heaviest of clay soils will work fine w the addition of a little sand (20%)and fertilizer. Fertilize monthly to reach maximum blooming potential!  Depth should be maintained between 6″ and 18″ when first transplanted, and then once established they can be grown from 12″ to 30″ depending on the variety. Water temperatures should be at least 60 degrees before planting tropical water lilies in your water garden.

Planting Tropical Water Lilies:
It is best to plant tropical water lilies in a heavy clay garden soil. Do not use Lightweight organic compost or potting mix as this will float out of the container and not keep your water lily planted. The crown of the water lily (the growing end) should be placed towards the center of the planting container. DO NOT cover the crown of the water lily with soil or gravel. Doing so may kill your water lily. Fertilize your water lily monthly!

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