2L Water Lily 'Perry's Baby Red' - Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Baby Red’ - 2L Pot

Code: PL1028
2L Water Lily 'Perry's Baby Red' - Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Baby Red’ - 2L Pot
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2L Water Lily 'Perry's Baby Red' - Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Baby Red’ - 2L Pot



Perry’s Baby Red Water Lily Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Baby Red’ - 2L Pot

Perry’s Baby Red is a hardy little lily, with magnificent blooms of crimson and rounded quintessential lily pad leaves. The plant spreads to a maximum area of around 60 - 80cm, making it ideal for small and medium sized ponds. Its captivating crimson flowers float on the surface of the water and deliver a pleasant scent. Plant this lily in late spring in an initial shallow depth of around 30 - 50cm of water in a spot where the flowers can enjoy as much full sunlight as possible.

Characteristics:

  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Flower Colour: pink, plum
  • Approx. Growth Height: up to 10cm above the surface of the water
  • Max. spread: 80cm
  • Flowering Time: May - September
  • Uses: zone 4 of a pond, lakes, ditches
  • Exposure: exposed
  • Habit: spreading, mat forming, rafting
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Rate of Growth: moderate, rapid
  • Suitable for medium or smaller sized ponds

Requirements:

  • Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: sandy, clay

Planting:

  • Optimum Planting Depth: 30-35cm

Water lilies prefer still water but can withstand a mild flow, such as a slow moving river. Be careful never to plant lilies too close to waterfalls and fountains, as water on the leaves can be harmful to the plant. Using mesh baskets for aquatic plants helps to control the growth of the plant as they spread rapidly through a number of rhizomes, creating new colonies. The baskets should be filled with aquatic soil (sold separately) and topped with a thin layer of gravel to help prevent the soil from washing away. Young water lilies should be started in shallow water and lowered gradually over several weeks for the best planting results.

This plant is suitable for zone 4 of a pond.

Caring and Maintenance:

Water lilies are very low maintenance plants. Remove dead leaves and faded flowers before they start to rot to maintain the condition of water and reduce the algae growth. They are self-seeding plants which can be also be propagated by rhizome division. It is easy to keep the growth of the plant under control, as cuttings of wandering stems can be made at almost any time of the year.

The water lily grows in the deeper part of your pond and is undeniably the most spectacular natural water feature imaginable. Its beautiful flowers refine the look of the pond whilst its floating leaves create a good shelter for fish and other aquatic life. They are also valuable plants for reducing algae growth.

Please Note: the plants will arrive ready to be placed directly in the pond.

Below is a comparison of pot sizes. From left to right: 1L Pot, 3L Pot, 30L Pot

And from right to left: 1L Pot, 3L Pot, 30L Pot

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5.0/5 (1 review)

Rating: 5/5

"Looks fine on delivery. Placed in the pond March. Will have to see how it develops into the summer."

Reviewed Thursday, 26 March 2015

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