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Waterlilies are easy to grow, but in order for them to really thrive and be able to grow and bloom to their full potential, there are 3 basic conditions that need to be achieved:

1.) Sunlight- most waterlilies require at least six hours of direct, uninterrupted sunlight in order for them to bloom to their full potential. Luckily, there are quite a few varieties that can do fine with much less sunlight so there is still hope for the shady pond! Waterlily varieties that will grow and bloom satisfactorily  with less sunlight are easily recognized by the presence of a “Part Shade” Icon like this:.

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2.) Space- there is a great deal of difference in the size of the various hardy waterlilies once they reach maturity. The small varieties like  ‘Perry’s Baby Red’ & ‘Helvola’ have plenty of room in a whiskey barrel or a bathtub size water garden. Large lilies, like ‘Attraction’ & ‘Sunrise’ should only be used in a pond a minimum of 5 or 6 feet in diameter. Additionally, most waterlilies do not enjoy becoming rootbound and they appreciate large soil containers to spread their roots out in. This is especially applicable to the hardy varieties with an odorata type rhizome like ‘Arc-En-Ciel’, ‘Dallas’ & ‘Fire Crest’. Every waterlily we offer is categorized by size. Just look for these icons in the variety’s description:

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3.) Nutrition- In nature, waterlilies can sink their roots into the depths of rich mud and spread out in search of the nutrition they need.  Confined to a pot, they don’t have this option. Like roses and orchids, waterlilies need regular fertilization to grow and bloom to their potential This is easily achieved by the use of fertilizer tablets when planting your waterlilies and then again every 4 - 6 weeks throughout the growing season. If the weather is  very warm (over 95F) feed every 3 weeks.

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Hardy Waterlilies begin blooming in early to mid-spring and continue to bloom until early to late autumn. They are exceptionally vigorous plants and are quite easy to grow. Most significantly, hardy waterlilies can survive all but the coldest arctic winters, which is the single most important characteristic that distinguishes hardy lilies from their tropical cousins.

As a general rule, hardy waterlilies prefer 12-18 inches of water above their roots (unless otherwise noted) and most of them may be planted as deep as 24-30 inches of water above the roots. The rhizomes (roots) should be planted horizontally in containers at least 12 inches in diameter. In order for all waterlilies to bloom to their capacity, they must be placed in an area that receives full sunlight (at least 6 hours per  day) throughout the growing season unless otherwise noted. Available in white, pink, yellow, red, sunset/rosy yellow and changeables.

White Hardy Waterlilies from Botanica Aquatica!

CLICK for more information about 'Gonnere' - White Hardy Waterlily
Gonnere              (also known as “Snowball”)
   Nymphaea ‘Gonnere’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.
‘Gonnere’ is a one-of-a-kind waterlily. The beautiful pure white globe shaped double blooms set this rare gem apart. Its medium size makes it adaptable to just about any water garden, even tubs and barrels. ‘Gonnere’ is a reliable bloomer if given at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight, mature plants often bloom in clusters of three or more flowers. ‘Gonnere’ is one of our favorite waterlilies and it’s sure to become one of yours!

$30.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Hal Miller' - White Hardy Waterlily
Hal Miller
   Nymphaea ‘Hal Miller’
LARGE SPREAD - 5-7 feet or more FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

The oversized (10”+) white flowers of ‘Hal Miller’ rise above its beautiful oval pads for an incredible larger-than-life visual impact. One of the largest of all the hardy waterlilies, ‘Hal Miller’ requires a water garden of at least 5-6 feet in diameter as one plant can grow that large. A fast grower and a fantastic bloomer; first year plantings of ‘Hal Miller’ will often bear 5 to 7 blooms at once. Highly recommended... if you have the room.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Hermine' - White Hardy Waterlily
Hermine
   Nymphaea ‘Hermine’
SMALL SPREAD -  18 inches - 3 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The delicate pure-white flowers of ‘Hermine’ bring a sparkle of attention to any pond. Once established, ‘Hermine’ is an exceptional bloomer, often producing clusters of 3 or more flowers. A dwarf variety, ‘Hermine’ is happy in the smallest tubs and bowls, but is equally at home in a large pond. ‘Hermine’ is one of the first lilies to bloom in the spring and continues to bloom well into the autumn. Highly recommended for any pond or tub garden. Very limited supply.

$30.00


CLICK for more information about 'Marliac Albida' - White Hardy Waterlily
Marliac Albida
   Nymphaea x marliacea ‘Albida’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

Pure white, slightly fragrant cup-shaped blooms are produced over a long season. ‘Marliac Albida’ is compact and ideal for small ponds and tub gardens, but equally happy in a large pond. One of the easiest waterlilies to grow and perfect for a partially shaded pond, where it will bloom with as little as 4-6 hours of direct sun daily. Considered by many water gardeners to be among the finest white hardy waterlilies under cultivation and highly recommended for any size pond.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Queen of Whites' - White Hardy Waterlily
Queen of Whites
   Nymphaea ‘Queen of Whites’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

A superb hybrid of Australian origin, ‘Queen of Whites’ produces beautiful semi-double pure white fragrant blooms in abundance; clusters of 4 or 5 blossoms are common, even on young plants. The slightly oval deep green leaves add an elegant touch to the glistening white flowers. ‘Queen of Whites’ tolerates close quarters in tub gardens and small ponds, but is really at its best when allowed more space. An exceptional choice for any medium to large pond.

$25.00


Pink Hardy Waterlilies from Botanica Aquatica!
CLICK for more information about 'Arc-En-Ciel' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Arc-En-Ciel
   Nymphaea ‘Arc-En-Ciel’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

The incredible colors and patterns of the leaves of ‘Arc-En-Ciel’ set it apart from all others. Each emerging leaf is like a new artist’s canvas - no two leaves are ever alike. Although it is too large for the average tub garden, ‘Arc-En-Ciel’ is content with a 2.5 gallon soil container, which will keep it fairly compact and perfectly adaptable to small and medium size ponds. A simply-must-have variety for the serious waterlily enthusiast, and all of us who love patterned foliage!

$30.00


CLICK for more information about 'Colorado' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Colorado
   Nymphaea ‘Colorado’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

The salmon-pink blossoms of ‘Colorado’ are beautifully matched by nearly round leaves which emerge elegantly painted with chocolate and purple mottling. ‘Colorado’ is an exceptional bloomer; clusters of three or more blooms are common on established plantings. With its medium spread, ‘Colorado’ is an excellent choice for small ponds and tub gardens. A superb pink waterlily that will thrive in just about any water garden, and one of our favorite hardy varieties.

$30.00


CLICK for more information about 'Dallas' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Dallas
   Nymphaea ‘Dallas’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

The stunning fuchsia-pink flowers of ‘Dallas’ instantly attract attention. The nearly round heart-shaped maroon-purple leaves become a gorgeous deep green as they mature, and they provide the perfect background for the intensely colored blooms. ‘Dallas’ is a perfect choice for planting an earth-bottom pond. It is also quite happy in a pot, providing it is large enough. One of the first hardy waterlilies to bloom in the springtime and a reliable bloomer in all climate zones.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Firecrest' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Fire Crest           
   Nymphaea ‘Fire Crest’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

A truly unique variety with beautiful lavender-pink flowers accented by fire-red stamens and anthers; blooms are sweetly scented. One of the first hardy varieties to bloom each spring, ‘Fire Crest’ is a perfect choice for natural (earth-bottom) ponds and larger garden ponds where it has plenty of room to spread. Plant in containers 18” to 24” in diameter and 12” deep for the best results. Perfect for naturalizing in farm ponds or natural bodies of water.

$30.00


CLICK for more information about 'Gloire Du Temple Sur Lot' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Gloire Du Temple Sur Lot
   Nymphaea ‘Gloire Du Temple Sur Lot’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

Considered by many to be Marliac’s ultimate hybrid and the most beautiful hardy waterlily in existence, the blossoms of ‘Gloire du Temple Sur Lot’ resemble giant chrysanthemums with well over 100 petals per flower. The sweetly scented blooms open soft pink and brighten to nearly pure white over three days. Second and third day blooms look much like a Victoria blossom, only much smaller. Always in limited supply- order in the early spring to ensure availability.

$35.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Hollandia' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Hollandia              (also known as “Darwin”)
   Nymphaea ‘Hollandia’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

‘Hollandia’ is an exceptionally prolific bloomer and an established plant will often bear 3 or more blooms at once. ‘Hollandia’ has been one of the most popular pink hardy varieties for the past century. It adapts well to crowded conditions and smaller ponds, and it blooms well providing it gets at least five hours of sun daily. Blooms are quite fragrant and make excellent cut flowers. One of our favorites and highly recommended for any pond that is at least four feet in diameter in size.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Lily Pons' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Lily Pons                    
   Nymphaea ‘Lily Pons’           
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

The extra double blossoms of ‘Lily Pons’ are exceptionally fragrant and contain over 100 petals per flower! The medium-pink blossoms gradually age to a light pink over a 3 or 4 day bloom. Once well established in your pond, ‘Lily Pons’ is a very prolific bloomer, and often produces large clusters of flowers. A must-have variety for any serious waterlily aficionado and highly recommended for any medium-large pond with at least 5 or 6 hours of sunlight per day.

$35.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Luciana' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Luciana                      (also known as “Pink Beauty” &
   Nymphaea ‘Luciana’             previously known as “Fabiola”)
SMALL-MEDIUM SPREAD - 2-4 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.
A long time favorite of ours and water gardeners worldwide. ‘Luciana’ is as much at home in a small tub garden as it is in a larger pond. Medium pink blooms are sometimes borne in clusters of 3 or more flowers on established plants. It is an extremely prolific bloomer and very easy to grow. Adaptable to semi-shaded ponds; it blooms well with as little as 4-5 hours of direct sunlight daily.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Marliac Carnea' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Marliac Carnea           
   Nymphaea marliacea ‘Carnea’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The prolific blooming habit and ease of culture has made ‘Marliac Carnea’ one of the most popular waterlilies under cultivation worldwide. The fragrant delicate pink cup-shaped blooms of ‘Marliac Carnea’  float amidst its handsome forest-green leaves. ’Marliac Carnea’ is compact in size and quite tolerant of shadier ponds, blooming reliably with as little as 4 hours of direct sun per day. ‘Marliac Carnea’ is a perfect choice for just about any pond or tub garden.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Mayla' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Mayla           
   Nymphaea ‘Mayla’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

Mayla’ is a truly exceptional hardy variety with intensely fragrant vivid fuchsia-pink flowers. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and stunning of all the hardy varieties, ‘Mayla’ is a large cultivar that requires full sun and plenty of space but once happily settled in, is one of the best performing lilies we know. Perfect for earth-bottom ponds; ‘Mayla’ needs a large soil container in the water garden. One of the first to bloom in the spring and good in hot southern climates. Always in demand and usually limited in supply - order in early spring for best availability.

$30.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Masaniello' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Masaniello         
   Nymphaea ‘Masaniello’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The bicolor flowers of ‘Masaniello’ are quite stunning with rose-pink petals infused with white, contrasting with pure white sepals. Compact and easily adaptable to tubs and smaller ponds; the blooms are fragrant and large in proportion to the pads. Super easy to grow, ‘Masaniello’ will even bloom consistently with as little as 4 hours of sunlight per day, making it a perfect choice for a low-light water gardens, or to fill in that shady spot in an otherwise sunny pond.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Sumptuosa' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Sumptuosa         
   Nymphaea ‘Sumptuosa’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The semi-double strawberry pink flowers of ‘Sumptuosa’ are produced in abundance over a long season. ‘Sumptuosa’ is an excellent choice for just about any pond and its compact spread makes it perfect for small ponds and tub gardens. ‘Sumptuosa’ is an excellent bloomer, and will bloom in shady locations where many other lilies will not, but it always blooms best with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Wanvisa' - Pink Hardy Waterlily
Wanvisa         
   Nymphaea ‘Wanvisa’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

‘Wanvisa’ is surely the most unusual hardy variety to appear in many years. The highly variegated plants (leaves and blooms) are medium sized and adaptable to most ponds and large tub gardens. ‘Wanvisa’ produces blooms reliably, especially if it is planted in direct sunlight. A must-have variety for any serious waterlily aficionado, and a splendid and striking addition to any pond. ’Wanvisa’ is always limited in supply.

$40.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


Yellow Hardy Waterlilies from Botanica Aquatica!

CLICK for more information about 'Charlene Strawn' - Yellow Hardy Waterlily
Charlene Strawn           
   Nymphaea ‘Charlene Strawn’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The large soft-yellow flowers of ‘Charlene Strawn’ are held just above the water surface. Adapts to almost any pond and it blooms reliably with as little as four hours of direct sunlight daily. One of the most fragrant of all the hardy waterlilies, and also an excellent variety for cut flowers. ‘Charlene Strawn’ is an exceptionally prolific bloomer and it’s very easy to grow - a perfect lily for a beginning water gardener.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Helvola' - Yellow Hardy Waterlily
Helvola / Yellow Pygmy           
   Nymphaea pygmea ‘Helvola’
SMALL SPREAD -  2-3 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

One of the smallest waterlilies, ‘Helvola’ or ‘Yellow Pygmy’, is perfect for small tub and container gardens. It is also beautiful in a large pond in between some of the larger waterlilies. ‘Helvola’ is a phenomenal bloomer; well established plants may have 6-10 or more blooms at once. A true dwarf that thrives in small whiskey barrel size tubs or pond for 2-3 years before needing to be divided. One of our best sellers, especially for our tub and container garden customers, ’Helvola’ is often limited in supply.

$30.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Joey Tomocik' - Yellow Hardy Waterlily
Joey Tomocik           
   Nymphaea ‘Joey Tomocik’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The most intense yellow in the hardy waterlily family, ‘Joey Tomocik’ will be a stunning addition to your water garden. A prolific bloomer and exceptionally robust variety, ‘Joey Tomocik’ will bloom reliably with only 4 or 5 hours of direct sunlight per day. The medium green lily pads are beautifully flecked with purple and brown. ‘Joey Tomocik’ tolerates some degree of crowding, and it adapts quite well to smaller ponds. A truly superb variety and well worthy of a place in your water garden.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Marliac Chromatella' - Yellow Hardy Waterlily
Marliac ‘Chromatella’ 
   Nymphaea marliacea ‘Chromatella’
SMALL-MEDIUM SPREAD - 2-4 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

‘Chromatella’ is not only extremely hardy and very easy to grow, but an exceptional bloomer, often producing 3 or more flowers at a time on new plantings. ‘Chromatella’ is as much at home in a small tub garden as a large pond. The bright yellow flowers are accented by deep green pads beautifully mottled with purple and brown. A great choice for low-light ponds, ‘Chromatella’ will bloom well with as little as 3 or 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. One of our all time favorite hardy waterlilies and highly recommended for just about any water garden.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Pygmy Mexicana' - Yellow Hardy Waterlily
Pygmy Mexicana 
   Nymphaea mexicana var. ‘Pygmy’
SMALL-MEDIUM SPREAD - 2-4 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The fragrant dainty yellow flowers will provide the perfect centerpiece for a tub garden. ‘Pygmy Mexicana’ is a prolific bloomer often producing several blooms at once. The foliage is beautifully mottled with chocolate and purple splotches. Thrives in hot weather - a perfect choice for southern and southwestern ponds, or anywhere the daytime high temperatures exceed 95 for a prolonged period of time.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Sunrise' - Yellow Hardy Waterlily
Sunrise          (Nymphaea odorata “Sulfurea Grandiflora”)
   Nymphaea odorata ‘Sulfurea Grandiflora’
LARGE SPREAD - 5-7 feet or more FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

The giant canary-yellow blossoms of ‘Sunrise’ instantly demand attention. The flowers have long curving petals and are held slightly above the water surface. One of the largest hardy waterlilies and best in ponds at least 8 feet in diameter, ‘Sunrise’ can produce flowers nearly ten inches in diameter, and about as tall. Leaves can grow to nearly a foot in diameter. Plant in a large (3.5-5 gallon or larger) container and place in full sun for best results. ‘Sunrise’ loves warm weather and performs at its best in USDA Zones 4-11.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Pygmy Mexicana' - Yellow Hardy Waterlily
Texas Dawn 
   Nymphaea ‘Texas Dawn’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

This delightful variety is a profuse bloomer, even first-year plantings of ‘Texas Dawn’ may have 5 or more blooms open at a time. ‘Texas Dawn’ has a very sweet fragrance, fruity. The rich yellow flowers take on a pinkish tint in the fall as the weather cools. ‘Texas Dawn’ adapts well to smaller ponds, but can attain considerable leaf spread if allowed the space. ‘Texas Dawn’ will flower reliably with as little as 4 or 5 hours of direct sun daily. Winner of the International Waterlily Society’s American Award and the Official State Waterlily of the State of Texas.

$25.00

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Red Hardy Waterlilies from Botanica Aquatica!

CLICK for more information about 'Attraction' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Attraction           
   Nymphaea ‘Attraction’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

Widely considered to be one of Marliac’s best hybrids and one of the most popular red hardies for over a century, ‘Attraction’ is a stellar performer and a prolific bloomer even with as little as 4 hours of direct sun daily. One of the largest red hardy waterlilies ‘Attraction’ is an exceptional choice for medium to large ponds. The beautiful garnet-red blossoms can reach 8 inches or more in diameter under the right conditions. The blooms deepen in color as they age over a period of 3 or 4 days to become even more striking. Plant in a large soil container for best results.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'Escarboucle' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Escarboucle              (also known as “Aflame”)
   Nymphaea ‘Escarboucle’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

The fire-engine-red flowers of ‘Escarboucle’ distinguish it as the most brilliant red waterlily under cultivation. The intense vermilion-red flowers instantly attract notice and they are produced quite profusely over a long season. The blooms of ‘Escarboucle’ remain open much later in the afternoon than most other red hardy waterlilies. Plant in full sun and in a soil container at least 2.5 gallon capacity for best performance. A truly phenomenal waterlily and one of our all time favorite hardy varieties. Limited supply - order in early spring for best availability.

$35.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Sirius' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Sirius          
   Nymphaea ‘Sirius’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The deep velvet-red blooms of ‘Sirius’ float amidst deep green leaves which are delicately flecked with purple and brown. A very prolific bloomer and an easily adaptable variety for almost any pond, and it will bloom well with only 4 or 5 hours of direct sunlight per day. Named for the brightest star in the heavens, ‘Sirius’ produces beautiful star-shaped deep red blossoms over a very long season, ‘Sirius’ is an excellent choice to become the star of your pond. Highly recommended!

$30.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Perry's Baby Red' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Perry’s Baby Red          
   Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Baby Red’
PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The deep red blossoms of ‘Perry’s Baby Red’ will enhance any pond with their vivid color and beautiful form. An exceptional bloomer, and it thrives in the southern zones of the U.S. where other red hardy waterlilies wilt from the intense heat. ‘Perry’s Baby Red’ is an outstanding deep red variety that is perfect for the small pond or tub garden, but just as lovely in a large water garden. One of the very best varieties for tub gardens and one of our best selling waterlilies.

$30.00


CLICK for more information about 'Laydekeri Fulgens' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Laydekeri ‘Fulgens’   (also known as “Red Laydeker”
   Nymphaea x laydekeri ‘Fulgens’             and “Giverny Red”)
SMALL SPREAD -  2-3 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

An exceptional choice for any pond, ‘Fulgens’ is one of the most prolific hardy varieties we know. The vivid red blossoms are beautifully complimented by deep green pads flecked with dark purple splotches. Also known as ‘Giverny Red’ - so named for the red waterlilies featured in Monet’s world famous paintings. ‘Fulgens’ is a perfect variety for tub gardens and small ponds; and an established planting of ‘Fulgens’ in a large pond is stunning! Performs well in hot southern zones.

$30.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Radiant Red' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Radiant Red          
   Nymphaea ‘Radiant Red’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

‘Radiant Red’ produces gorgeous deep red blossoms. The flowers are star shaped and slightly fragrant. ’Radiant Red’ is a proven grower and quite a prolific bloomer, even in the hot summers of the Southeast and Southwest United States. ‘Radiant Red’ adapts well to crowded ponds as well as smaller ponds, and it blooms consistently with as little as 5 hours of direct sunlight daily. An outstanding red hardy for just about any water garden.

$25.00


CLICK for more information about 'James Brydon' - Red Hardy Waterlily
James Brydon          
   Nymphaea ‘James Brydon’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

Incredible watermelon-red cup-shaped flowers with an almost metallic sheen distinguish ‘James Brydon’ from all other waterlilies. This exceptional variety is a prolific bloomer and the solid-red flowers instantly draw notice in any pond. Will bloom satisfactorily with as little as 3 or 4 hours of sunlight daily, but will bloom en masse with all day sun. The flowers are very fragrant and the aroma is very much like ripe apples. ’James Brydon’ has a compact, medium spread so it is easily adapted to small ponds and tight spaces. Very limited supply.

$35.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Splendida' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Splendida          
   Nymphaea ‘Splendida’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

Sometimes listed as ‘Splendide’ the blooms are a rich ruby red that becomes a deeper red as the season progresses. ‘Splendida’ is a strong grower and a very prolific bloomer, so much so that it even performs exceptionally well in ponds with less than 5 hours of direct sunlight. Given more sun, the blooms are larger, more colorful, and more plentiful. Fertilize this one regularly for the most magnificent and deep red colored blooms  An outstanding red variety for southern regions with hot summers and a splendid choice for just about any water garden.

$30.00


CLICK for more information about 'Sultan' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Sultan          
   Nymphaea ‘Sultan’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

‘Sultan’ abundantly produces beautiful cup-shaped cherry-red blossoms that float alongside its round green leaves. A superb choice for almost any pond or large tub garden, ‘Sultan’ blooms prolifically over a long season. ‘Sultan’ blooms well with as little as four hours of direct sun daily. One of the best red hardy waterlilies for the USDA 7-10 hot-summer southern zones. ‘Sultan’ comes highly recommended and has been one of our favorites for many years.

$30.00


CLICK for more information about 'Vesuve' - Red Hardy Waterlily
Vesuve             
   Nymphaea ‘Vesuve’
MEDIUM-LARGE SPREAD - 4-6 feet FULL SUN - a minimum of 5-6 hours direct sunlight - more is better.

This wonderous Marliac hybrid has rich red blooms, similar in color to ‘Escarboucle’ but ‘Vesuve’ is a deeper red, and its flowers are slightly larger in size. A fantastic bloomer; flowers remain open late in the afternoon. Usually among the first to bloom in spring and continues well into autumn. ’Vesuve’ is a medium size waterlily and it adapts well to small ponds. Plant in full sun for best bloom; with a minimum of 5 hours of direct sun daily for good blooming. Highly recommended for any pond at least 4-5 feet in diameter with full sun.

$35.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CHANGEABLE Hardy Waterlilies from Botanica Aquatica!

CLICK for more information about 'Aurora' - Changeable Hardy Waterlily
Aurora           
   Nymphaea ‘Aurora’
SMALL SPREAD -  2-3 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The delicate cup-shaped flowers of ‘Aurora’ open a creamy yellow on the first day, and deepen to orange-red on the second day, and deep red on the third day. The range of color changes is incredible and more pronounced than most of the other changeable varieties. ‘Aurora’ will bloom reliably with as little as 4 or 5 hours of direct sunlight per day.  This charming dwarf variety is perfect for the smallest ponds and tub gardens, and is equally at home in a large pond. Highly recommended for any pond! Always limited in supply; best to order in early spring.

$35.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Comanche' - Changeable Hardy Waterlily
Comanche             
   Nymphaea ‘Comanche’
MEDIUM SPREAD - 3-5 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

‘Comanche’ produces fragrant flowers that open yellow with an apricot undertone and gradually age to a bronzy red as the blooms age. An excellent bloomer and adaptable to most ponds at least 5 feet in diameter. ‘Comanche’ will bloom satisfactorily with only 4 hours of direct sunlight; better blooming and larger flowers with full sun. ‘Comanche’ often begins blooming a few weeks earlier in the spring than other hardy waterlilies and continues well into the autumn. A perfect changeable for medium-large ponds. Limited supply.

$30.00


CLICK for more information about 'Indiana' - Changeable Hardy Waterlily
Indiana           
   Nymphaea ‘Indiana’
SMALL SPREAD -  2-3 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

‘Indiana’ changes from a rosy-yellow, almost salmon pink upon opening, to a deep red over three or four days of bloom, and the beautifully mottled leaves provide a perfect background. A perfect candidate for a tub garden, or to fill an empty corner of a large pond. ‘Indiana’ is an exceptionally prolific bloomer and it will bloom reliably in as little as 3 or 4 hours of direct sun daily. Plant in full sun for even more blossoms, often clusters of three or more blooms at once on first-year plants. Highly recommended for any pond and usually limited in supply.

$30.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Paul Harriot - Changeable Hardy Waterlily
Paul Harriot           
   Nymphaea ‘Paul Harriot’
SMALL SPREAD -  2-3 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

An excellent choice for small ponds and tubs, but also perfect for a larger pond, ‘Paul Harriot’ is a profuse bloomer and adapts to nearly any water garden. The cup-shaped flowers open rosy yellow and gradually deepen to a rich pink as they age. Blooms well with as little as 4 or 5 hours of direct sunlight daily; once established ‘Paul Harriot’ will produce many flowers at once if given full sunlight and space to grow. Flowers of ‘Paul Harriot’ are large in proportion to the leaves.

$30.00  - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT


CLICK for more information about 'Sioux' - Changeable Hardy Waterlily
Sioux           
   Nymphaea ‘Sioux’
SMALL SPREAD -  2-3 feet PARTIAL SUN - at least 4-5 hours Direct Sun is recommended. FULL SUN - This variety will produce even more blossoms if planted in Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun exposure.

The delightfully fragrant blossoms of ‘Sioux’ open yellow and change, first to orange and then red over a three-day bloom cycle. ’Sioux’ is a very prolific bloomer and an easily adaptable variety for almost any pond. ’Sioux’ will bloom satisfactorily with only 4 or 5 hours of direct sunlight per day. The blooms and color changes of ‘Sioux’ resemble those of Aurora’; ‘Sioux’ is larger.  The flowers of ‘Sioux’ will remain open later in the afternoon than most hardy varieties. Highly recommended!

$30.00


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