Water Lily ‘Pygmaea Rubra’ - PlantNymphaea ‘Pygmaea Rubra’
A water lily for a small pond!
This lovely miniature water lily will steal the show in small ponds or tubs on the patio. The lightly scented flowers are a deep dusky pink through to red with age. Water lily 'Pygmaea Rubra' is particularly suitable for shallow ponds and tubs where the plants can stand 10-40 cm under water.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePlant the rhizome of the water lily in a horizontal manner in a large pond basket filled with special water lily soil. Line the basket with a piece of jute, place the water lily in the basket and fill with soil. Cover everything with the remaining jute and sprinkle with a layer of gravel. For a rich bloom, choose a sunny spot in the pond and place the basket at the correct depth. Light shade is also tolerated.
Show moreIn autumn, remove the dead leaves of the water lily from the pond. Place the basket at least 40 cm deep in winter in order to prevent freezing. Is the water lily too large? If so, in May you can dig up the roots and cut the thick rhizome with a knife into smaller pieces and replant them again.
Show morePut one of the lily flowers in a vase so that you can continue to enjoy its delicious scent in the home!
Nymphaea has its own family, the lily family (Nymphaeaceae).