(Nymphaea Pygmaea rubra)
Pygmaea Rubra - Water lily (Nymphaea Pygmaea rubra)
The smallest of all the red water lilies, Pygmaea Rubra is perfect for a small patio pond or tub style pond. The small flowers open a pinkish red and will darken over the season as they mature.
- 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 - Red
- 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!