Colonel A J Welch
(Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch)
Colonel A J Welch - Water lily (Nymphaea Colonel A J Welch)
This yellow lily is bright in colour and produces large amounts of foliage, it does not flower prolifically, but spreads to great widths sometimes as much as 3 metres. Occasionally it will produce new plants from its leaf stems.
- Plant Type - Water Lily
- Normally Available from - Early April
- Water Depth - 50cm to 150cm
- 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!