(Nymphaea Almost Black)
Almost Black - Water lily (Nymphaea Almost Black)
One of the darkest red water lilies, this striking lily has deep plum tones with bronze foliage slowly turning to green as it matures.
- Plant Type - Water Lily
- Normally Available from - Mid April
- Water Depth - 30cm to 80cm
- Spread - 70cm to 90cm
- Position - Full Sun
- Planting Season - Late Spring to Summer
- Flowers - Jun to Sep
- Foliage - Deciduous
- Hardiness - Hardy
Initially you may want to place the lily on bricks, then gradually lower as the plant stretches towards the surface.
Lilies like still water, they also like to keep their leaves dry, do not place them too close to fountains or other splashing water.
Pruning - Deadhead, removing yellow and brown leaves regularly throughout the growing season.
Koi carp and ducks find them very tasty too!