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SELECTING THE RIGHT WATER LILY:

The following are some lists found in Pond &Garden magazine of water lilies best suited to different pond situations.

FOR SMALL PONDS/TUB GARDENS (3-4 ft. spread)
All below are Hardy Lilies
Perry's Fire Opal (rich pink)
Pink Beauty, aka "Fabiola" and "Luciana" (med pink)
Pink Opal (coral-pink)
Pink Sparkle (apricot pink)
Ellisiana (brilliant red)
Froebeli (burgundy-red)
James Brydon (rose-red)
Little Champion (vivid red)
Perry's Baby Red (deep red)
Perry's Dwarf Red (brilliant red)
Perry's Red Wonder (bright red)
Berit Strawn (reddish apricot)
Chrysantha aka "Graziella" (sunset changeable)
Indiana (sunset/changeable)
Paul Hariot (sunset/changeable)
Solfatare (apricot peach)
Hermine (white)
Walter Pagel (white)
Helvola (yellow pygmy)
Chromatella (yellow)
Joanne Pring (pink pygmy)
William Falconer (deep red)
SHADE TOLERANT WATER LILIES:
Tropicals:
Most blue tropicals (day bloomers)
Director Geroge T. Moore
Isabella Pring (white)
Hardies:
James Brydon (red/rose range)
Lucida (red/rose range)
Attraction (red/rose range)
Escarboucle aka "Aflame" (red/rose range)
Froebeli (red/rose range)
Masaniello (pink)
Hal Miller (white)
Chromatella (yellow)
Comanche (sunset/changeable)
Paul Hariot (sunset/changeable)
Chrysantha (sunset/changeable)

(A "sunset/changeable" is a lily that is in the yellow/peach/white range....first day bloom is one color and it gradually changes over the 3 days of bloom.)

WATER LILIES THAT REPRODUCE VIVPAROUSLY

These are lilies that produce tiny "clone" plants where the stem meets the leaf. These tiny plantlets do not display much growth until the parent leaf begins to yellow and die. Remove the plantlet once you see root growth and pot in small containers and place in shallow water, protecting them from direct sunlight.

All below are day-blooming Tropical Lilies:
August Koch
Bagdad
Bluebird
Charles Thomas
Daubeniana aka Dauben
Edward D. Uber
Isabella Pring
Margaret Mary
Mrs.Martin E.Randig
Panama Pacific
Patricia
Paul Stetson
Peach Blow
Pink Platter
Royal Purple
Tina