Water lily

Nymphaea 'Sioux'

Water lily - Nymphaea  'Sioux'

Common Name: Water lily
Genus: Nymphaea
Cultivar: 'Sioux'

Category: Aquatic & Bog Garden Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: June to September

Gorgeous orange-centred soft yellow flowers appear in early summer and mature to pinky-orange then coppery-red. This wonderful water lily is perfect for a medium pond where it is best planted at a depth of 50-80cm (20-32in). The brown or purple-spotted foliage and ephemeral flowers provide interest from early summer until the first frosts. The shade cast by the foliage also helps to check the spread of algae.

  • Garden care: Plant firmly in a hessian-lined aquatic planting basket filled with aquatic compost. Apply a 2.5cm (1in) top-dressing of pea shingle or gravel to prevent the top layer of the planting medium from clouding the water. The crown of the plant should protrude slightly above the surface of the planting basket. Raise the basket on bricks when the plant is young gradually lowering them as the plant matures so that the leaves float on the surface.

  • Goes well with: Caltha palustris, Juncus effusus f. 'Spiralis', Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift', Equisetum scirpoides, Rodgersia aesculifolia, Primula denticulata 'Alba'.

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