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Alba Water lily
(Nymphaea Alba)

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Alba Water lily (Nymphaea Alba)

Crisp white fragrant semi-double flowers, with yellow stamens sit above dark green foliage, this is Britain's only native water lily, commonly found in lakes and very slow moving water. The Alba lily is best grown at depths of 1 metre. This common white water lily has a large spread so is best suited to larger ponds and lakes, if space permits Alba can spread up to 3m.  Its broad rounded leaves form a great shady habitat for wildlife below the surface.

  • Plant Type - Water Lily
  • Normally Available from - Mid March *
  • Size - Large
  • Water Depth - 80cm to 150cm
  • Spread - 80cm to 150cm
  • Position - Full Sun
  • Planting Season - Late Spring to Summer
  • Flowers - Jun to Sep
  • Flower Colour - White
  • Foliage - Deciduous
  • Hardiness - Hardy
  • UK Native
General Lily Care:
Our 1 litre and 3 litre lilies will arrive in a Finofil aquatic basket (perfect for allowing nutrients and oxygen to filter through the soil), therefore no repotting is necessary, just lower the lily into position.
The same applies for 30 ltr lilies, please note these plants will weigh 50kg.

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!

* Please note when pre-ordering plants:
When ordering multiple plants at the beginning of the season please take note of the 'Normally Available from' in the plant information above.
Your order will be dispatched once all the plants are ready for sale, so it is good idea to order plants within the same month range to avoid delays.

The 'Normally Available From' is a guide only and based on when this plant has been ready for sale in previous seasons.  This is subject to change as our greenhouses are not artificially heated, so we rely on the British weather to be kind to us!

Please note you will be charged at the point of order for all items, whether they are on pre-order or ready to leave the nursery immediately.