This water lily has exceptionally large, fragrant blooms. Suitable only for lakes and very large ponds.
Marliac type lily. Water lilies like to be well secured. Fill to around 2/3rds full a 10lt planting crate with heavy garden loam packed well down. Position the rhizome in the middle and pack more soil around it until just the growing tips are exposed. Top dress with pea gravel. Submerge until there is about 15-20cms (6-8ins) water above the surface of the gravel. When the leaves have grown to the surface gradually lower the plant 20cms(8ins) at a time, until it is in no more than 1m water. If planted into a clay-based lake