(Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola)
Pygmaea Helvola - Water lily (Nymphaea Pygmaea helvola)
This yellow miniature lily produces the smallest flowers of any hardy Nymphaea. Flowering prolifically, tiny star shaped soft yellow flowers are produced. Perfect for a tub or small patio pond.
- Plant Type - Water Lily
- Normally Available from - Mid April
- Water Depth - 15cm to 40cm
- Spread - 30cm to 45cm
- Position - Full Sun
- Planting Season - Late Spring to Summer
- Flowers - Jun to Sep
- Flower Colour - Yellow
- 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!