It’s time to liven up your ponds and outdoor water features! If you’re looking for a quick way to make your pond great, try planting the water plant, Water Lily. They’re known for their blooms that can last up to 5 days, and they produce a terrific scent!
Grow Zone: Grow Water Lily in zones 3-11.
Water and Sun Needs: Water Lily needs at least 6 hours a day of active sunlight.
Average Size: Less than 6 inches tall, 3-12 feet wide.
Plant Type: Water plant.
Special Features: Water Lily is known for being low maintenance, good for containers, and has an incredible scent!
How to Get Started: Plant Water Lilies just as you would any other annuals. Pick an area of plenty of sunlight. Plant your water lilies in dirt and gravel, keeping the growing tip positioned slightly above the soil. Learn more about planting Water Lilies with this article from The Spruce.
When to Harvest: Expect your plant’s blooms to last approximately 3-5 days. These blooms will open up during the day, and close up at nighttime. When the bloom has died, it will sink into the water. If you want your plant to provide you with more blooms, cut the dead ones away as they die off. Follow your stem as long as it goes and pinch off the flower with your fingers or pruning tools.