The water lily Nymphaea Ray Davies looks a bit ruffled with its many petals. The plants are medium sized and grow best at 40-70cm. Once they have grown, they produce fantastic blooms.
Repotting or planting
Bare root lilies require potting into 2 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
Measurements in centimetres
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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 Ray davis, 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.