Nymphaea ‘Clyde Ikins’ is a fragrant hardy waterlily. Introduced by Dr. Kirk Strawn in 1996. It has petals that are creamy yellow with a hint of pink, shading to light yellow apricot at inner petals. It has large 4 to 6 inch blooms with 34 to 36 petals and it is a great blooming waterlily. It has medium green 6 to 8 inch pads on top while newer leaves are more olive with a hint of mottling. One of the best Strawn hybrids has a strong fragrance.
Potting & Repotting
Bare root lilies require potting into 2/3 Litre mesh basket
1ltr lilies require potting into a 3ltr or larger mesh basket. All other size lilies do not need repotting but benefit from being potted up. 30 ltr lilies do not need repotting for in excess of 10 – 15 years. There is no need to remove the mesh basket.
Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually so the leaves can stretch to the surface within a few days. Remove dead leaves and flowers during the growing season.
Full sun/Part Shade
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Why water lilies
Water lilies are popular for their distinct beauty and colour. They bloom during the summer, and in the case of the Nymphaea Clyde Ikins, this is for several months, meaning extended periods of enjoyment. But more than just looking so wonderful, water lilies are good for the pond eco-system too, helping to keep algae at bay and providing shade for pond fish.