(Nymphaea Barbara Dobbins)
Barbara Dobbins - Water Lily (Nymphaea Barbara Dobbins)
This hardy, free flowering lily likes to stand proud among the dark green leaves mottled with maroon. The petals of the flower are a yellow/peachy colour tinged with a pink flush. Large flower heads are produced, giving great impact.
- Plant Type - Water Lily
- Normally Available from - Mid March
- Water Depth - 45cm to 90cm
- Spread - 70cm to 100cm
- 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!