Virginalis Waterlily
Virginalis - Water lily (Nymphaea Virginalis)

Virginalis Waterlily

Pot size
Regular price£35.00
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Tax included.
  • Spread - Large
  • Grown in the UK
  • Available from - April/May
Available from is a guide only and subject to change. UK weather can affect these dates.
Virginalis Waterlily (Nymphaea Virginalis)

This popular white lily has semi-double crisp white flowers surrounded by deep green foliage. This water lily will serve you well over the summer period producing lovely white blooms.

  • Potted
  • Normally Available from - April/May
  • Size - Large
  • Water Depth - 30cm to 100cm
  • Spread - 90cm to 120cm
  • Position - Full Sun
  • Planting Season - Late Spring to Summer
  • Flowers - Jun to Sep
  • Flower Colour - White 
  • Foliage - Deciduous
  • Hardiness - Hardy

What is a pre-order?
Pre-ordering reserves you a plant that is still growing and not ready for dispatch yet.

Payment is taken at the time the order is placed. 

The nursery will release these plants once they have developed a strong root system to enabling them to travel well.  Additionally some plants are also frost sensitive, so they will be held until the last frosts have passed.


When do you take payment for my pre-ordered plant?
Payment is taken at checkout at time of ordering.  This reserves a plant for you from the growing stock in the nursery.  In the unlikely event we are unable to supply the plant, then we will contact you to offer a suitable alternative or provide you with a full refund.


The plant I want to purchase says 'available soon', when will that be?
This season we are releasing plants in 3 phases, most plants on the website will be available in Phase 1 and Phase 2.  If a plant says 'available soon' use the 'e-mail when available' feature to sign up for an alert once it is available to pre-order or ready for dispatch.  We will take pre-orders for plants as below.

Phase 1 - Early Season Plants - these plants will be available in March and April. We will have all plants in this section shipped by the end of April.  Pre-orders for these plants is open now.  Plants in this group include Water Hawthorn, Marsh Marigolds, Iris and some waterlilies. 

Phase 2 - Late Spring Plants - these plants are available in May and we will have all plants in this section shipped by the end of May.  Pre-orders for these plants will open on 15 April.  Plants in this group include Loosestrife, Frogbit, Brandy Bottle and Pygmaea Waterlilies.

Phase 3 - Summer Plants - these plants are available in June and we will have all plants in this section shipped by the end of June.  Pre-orders for these plants will open on 15 May.  Plants in this group include Pickerel Weed and Powdery Alligator Flag

Not Available for Pre-Order - these plants are not available for pre-order and will be released for general sale once they are ready.


I want some plants that are ready now and others that are pre-order, will you send them separately?
No, if you mix the plants in your shopping cart then the whole order will be held until all the plants are ready.

We suggest in this scenario that you do two separate orders, one for plants that are ready now and one for the plants that are on pre-order.  This will ensure you get the plants that are available now sooner.

The 'Available Fromis a guide 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!


When will my plants be ready?
We offer an estimated date range on each product page but cannot give an exact date as each plant grows at a different rate.  Our plants are grown in the UK in unheated greenhouses and in cold water, this produces stronger plants for the UK climate but also means that our plants can take longer to mature for sale if the spring weather remains cold.

We are in daily contact with the nursery from mid February and once seasonal growing conditions are favourable, then we see big changes in plant growth on a daily basis.

We will only send out plants once they have established a sufficient root system, to ensure they travel well and reach you ready to be put into your pond.  

Although it may be frustrating waiting for a plant, we want to make sure we send you the best plant we can.  They grow quicker, stronger and develop a better root system under the glass in the greenhouses, so please be guided by us and our experts at the nursery, as we aim to only send plants once they are strong enough.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for an update.  

Will my waterlily arrive potted?
Yes, all 1ltr, 3ltr, 10ltr and 30ltr waterlilies arrive pre-planted in a Finofil aquatic basket, potted with aquatic compost and aquatic fertiliser.


What are the pot dimensions?
1 ltr Plants - Finofil 1 ltr square 11cm x 11cm x 11cm high
2ltr Plants - Finofil 2 ltr round 17cm dia x 13cm high
3 ltr Plants - Finofil 3 ltr hexagonal  18cm x 18cm x 16cm high
10 ltr Plants - Finofil 10ltr Square 29cm x 29cm x 19cm (weight 12 kgs)
30 ltr Plants - Finofil 30ltr Square 40cm x 40cm x 28cm (weight 50 kgs)


How deep do I place my waterlilies?
Place the water lily in your pond so that the current leaves remain on the surface, gradually lower over the season as the leaves grows outwards across the surface, making sure the leaves remain on the surface.

Water Lilies like still water, they also like to keep their leaves dry, do not place them too close to fountains or other splashing water.

Depth is measured from the top of the pot to the water's surface.


How many waterlilies do I need for my pond?
1 x 1ltr per 1 sq metre
1 x 3ltr per 1/2 sq metres
1 x 10ltr per 2/3 sq metres
1 x 30ltr per 4/5 sq metres

Aim to have at least half to two-thirds of the surface of your pond covered by high summer. This cover will ensure the water stays cool for pond wildlife and decrease algae growth.


Do I need to line my basket with hessian?
No, Finofil baskets have been designed to have a very fine mesh structure to stop soil loss.


What are your planting baskets made from?
Finofil aquatic baskets are made from 100% recycled plastic and manufactured in the UK.  They can be recycled at your local recycling centre or any kerb side recycling that collects black plastic.  Plant labels are recyclable.


Will carp and ducks eat my plants?
Yes!  Koi and other varieties of carp find all pond plants very tasty - so we cannot recommend any plants for your pond unless they can be protected by some form of barrier.

Goldfish will nibble at oxygenators and softer leaved plants in your pond.  They are omnivores so will also eat larvae, insects and tadpoles.

Wildfowl will also eat plants, we suggest buying more mature plants with established root systems and protecting the roots/rhizomes as best as you can to prevent damage from eating and nesting.

DELIVERY PRICES

Plant Orders
- Standard Shipping - £5.00
- 30ltr Plants (These require a pallet delivery, please call for quote with postcode)
**Please read Courier/Pallet Delivery below for delivery information.

Soil and Gravel
- There will be extra charges for multiple bags of soil or gravel.  If it is not calculated at checkout, please call us for a quote.


HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS DELIVERY
Plant Orders
- Light Orders under 1.8kgs - £5.00
- Standard Orders - £25.00
- 30ltr Plants and Pallet Orders (  please call for quote with postcode)
**Please read Courier/Pallet Delivery below for delivery information
 
Soil and Gravel
- There will be an extra charge for multiple bags of soil or gravel.  If it is not calculated at checkout, please call us for a quote.

NI and ROI
Unfortunately due to Brexit and new EU regulations and protocols on plants, we are not able to ship to Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

CONTAINER PONDS
- From £30 upwards (calculated at checkout based on postcode)
COURIER INFORMATION - PLANT ORDERS
We use Royal Mail, APC and Parcelforce for most deliveries.  

** Pallet Deliveries (30ltr plants and large orders)
- 30ltr plants and large orders will be delivered via a pallet network.
- Your order will be delivered on a pallet
- These deliveries can arrive on large HGVs
- Advise us in the note section if you will require a small delivery vehicle due to access restrictions.

Further information on packing, tracking your parcel and deliveries can be found on our Delivery Information page and on your dispatch notification.

CURRENT SHIPPING DAYS

- Current Season - High Season

- Dispatch Days - Orders are dispatched 4 times a week (Mon to Thurs).

If the order contains Pre-Order plants then the entire order will be held until all items are ready for dispatch

Please check individual products for estimated dispatch dates.

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Grown in the UK

Aquatic Plants

All our plants come from a UK family run aquatic nursery, established over 50 years ago.