Solfatare - Water lily (Nymphaea Solfatare)
This wonderful changeable lily is magical to watch, opening yellow on the first day, it gradually changes to orange and then by the third day, the petals turn red. An ideal and interesting choice for any size pond.
- Plant Type - Water Lily
- Normally Available from - Mid March
- Water Depth - 30cm to 50cm
- Spread - 40cm to 60cm
- Position - Full Sun
- Planting Season - Late Spring to Summer
- Flowers - Jun to Sep
- Flower Colour - Changeable
- 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!