Water Lilies

Watch our video on How to Re-Pot a Water Lily 



Winter Dormancy

In the winter, some of our flowering plants go dormant due to lack of light and colder weather. In the case of the lotus, it will usually stop blooming at the end of summer, and it will stop sprouting new leaves around October. It will remain asleep with not many signs of life until February/March, which is when we do our annual seasonal re-pot.
We prefer not to re-pot our water lilies during the winter, as to keep them from stressing. October is the perfect time to re-pot your water lilies with fresh dirt so they can wait out the winter comfortably. If you try to re-pot them during the winter, they may take a long time to bounce back because they grow so slowly in winter. 
We fertilize our tropical water lilies throughout the winter, but we do NOT fertilize our Hardy water lilies or our lotus because they go dormant in the winter. 

Most of the tropical water lilies will continue to flower all year-round, with a couple of exceptions. Hardy water lilies go dormant in the winter time, but most will keep sending new leaves out and will just stop flowering for the season. 
We offer water lily re-potting at our nursery for $15 per plant. You can bring your water lily by our nursery during our open hours. They travel best in a trash bag in a 5 gallon bucket. A bucket with a lid will do, so the moisture stays in; it's important to not let the leaves dry out. 

Water Lily Identification Chart


Tropical Water Lilies








 





















































Hardy Water Lilies
















Night Blooming Water Lilies
















    Avalanche
    • Ice blue blooms
    • Pads: large oval mottled emerald green and burgundy
    • Non-viviparous
    • Light=6 hours Sun
    • Large









    Blue Beauty
    • Light blue blooms that start out darker blue purple and fade to almost white
    • Pads: mottled, fade to green on top over time
    • Viviparous
    • Light=5 hours full sun
    • Small-medium









    CHARLES THOMAS

    • •Light blue-white blooms
    • •Pads: heavily mottled, fade to green on top over time.
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours. Low light lily
    • •Medium











    Poikilo
    • Lavender white flower
    • Pads: lightly mottled, speckled backs
    • Non-viviparous
    • Light=6 hours sun
    • Medium










    Dauben
    • Light blueish/white blooms
    • Pads: plain green
    • Viviparous
    • Light=4 hours sun - low light lily
    • Small









    Innocence
    • Large white flower. In cooler months edges of petals and stamen tips are tinged with pink
    • Pads: Mottled
    • Viviparous
    • Small-medium













    WHITE DELIGHT

    • •Large creamy white petals that develop pink tips as flower ages.
    • •Pads: large, heavily mottled when new then fade to green. Underside greenish pink, heavily mottled but lighter than White Beauty. Marks on leaf fad to green over time
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Large






    WHITE BEAUTY

    • •White flower, many petals
    • •Pads: heavily mottled, dark purple marks on back of leaf. Leaf fades to green over time
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light =
    • •Small-Medium








    BULLS EYE

    • •Deep red fuscia blooms with yellow center. Up to 50 petals in full bloom
    • •Pads: emerald green tops with wavey edge and red back showing pronounced veins.
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Large






    JACK WOODS

    • •Rasberry red/pink flowers with gold centers. Deep ruby colored stamens
    • •Pads: green with red shading on back.
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Medium-Large









    RUBY

    • •Deep pink flower that fades toward base. Lighter than Jack Woods.
    • •Pads: green with ruby edge and slight pink shading on back towards leaf tips.
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Medium







    QUEEN OF SIAM

    • •Deep pink blossoms
    • •Pads: heavily mottled
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light =  6 hours
    • •Medium











    MADAME GANNA WALSKA

    • •Pale pink-lavender with darker tips. Star shaped pointed petals
    • •Pads: mottled
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    Medium









    BLUE GODDESS

    • •Light blue/purple blooms with dark purple spikes coming out of a yellow center identical to Colorata flower but much larger
    • •Pads: emerald green to purplish towards edge and have pronounced ridges on the back.
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 Hours
    • •Large





    COLORATA

    • •Light blue/purple blooms with dark purple spikes coming out of a yellow center. Identical to Blue Goddess but much smaller
    • •Pads: solid green on top and purple on the back fading to green at edges
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 4 hours. Low light Lily
    • •Small





    ISLAMORADA

    • •Speckled light purple blooms
    • •Pads: solid green w dark reddish shading  & speckles on back
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours. Full sun to partial shade
    • •Small - Medium







    TERRI DUNN

    • •Purple/ violet bloom w dark speckles on outside petals
    • •Pads: green with dark red shading on back
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 4 hours. Low Light Lily
    • •Small - Medium








    TINA

    • •Deep violet purple bloom
    • •Pads: green w light reddish shading on back
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 4 hours. Low light lily
    • •Medium









    LINDSEY WOODS

    • •Deep purple bloom with variegated reddish purple stripes. Outer sepal is dark red/purple
    • •Pads: lightly mottled green that fades to green; dark purple back
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Medium








    PANAMA PACIFIC

    • •Deep violet/purple bloom. Outer sepal is heavily flecked
    • •Pads: green with speckled back
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Medium








    GREEN MONSTER

    • •Purple/ blue bloom w large yellow cup in center
    • •Pads: heavily mottled
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 6 hours
    • •Medium










    LEOPARDESS

    • •Cobalt blue/purple bloom with many petals
    • •Pads: deeply mottled - like leopard spots on back
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Medium









    STAR OF SIAM
    • •Blue/ violet bloom. White stamens form star shape
    • •Pads: heavily mottled, more purple than green
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 6 hours
    • •Medium - Large











    KING OF SIAM

    • •Deep purple petals many layers deep.
    • •Pads: green w some purple shading on back
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Medium - Large








    ULTRA VIOLET

    • •Violet full starburst bloom
    • •Pads: maroon lightly mottled
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Medium - Large











    GREEN SMOKE

    • •Pale green petals blend to light smokey blue. Flower fades to more purple
    • •Pads: speckled/mottled fade to reddish
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours
    Medium









    ALBERT GREENBERG

    • •Apricot/peach colored bloom, yellow/ light orange in center to pinkish tips
    • •Pads: heavily mottled
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5 hours Sun. Full Sun to partial shade.
    Medium








    CARLA SONSHINE

    • •Bright yellow bloom
    • •Pads: heavily mottled
    • •Viviparous
    • •Light = 4.5 hours. Low light lily.
    Medium











    ST LOUIS GOLD

    • •Citron yellow bloom
    • •Pads: mottled, purple shading on back
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5+ hours







    ST LOUIS GOLD

    • •Citron yellow bloom
    • •Pads: mottled, purple shading on back
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 5+ hours
    Small














    TRAIL BLAZER

    • •Deep yellow bloom. More petals than St Louis Gold
    • •Pads: green
    • •Non-Viviparous
    • •Light = 4.5 Hours
    Medium

















    ARC EN CIEL

    • •Flowers are shell pink/lavender on first day blooms fading to almost white 3rd day
    • •Pads: mottled green with pink & cream markings. Reddish backside.
    • •Light = 6 hours Sun. Full Sun to partial shade
    • •Small - Medium












    • •STARBRIGHT
    • •White petals with hint of pink towards center
    • •Pads: dark mottled green
    • •Light = 6 hours
    Small - Medium













    COLORADO

    • •Peach/ orange salmon colored bloom
    • •Pads: mottled with burgundy maturing to green
    • •Light = 6 hours
    • •Small - Medium














    MANGKALA UBOL

    • •Peachy yellow bloom
    • •Pads: flecked brownish green
    • •Light = 6 hours
    Small - Medium














    CHROMATELLA

    • •Canary yellow bloom with bright yellow center
    • •Pads: heavily mottled and speckled on the back
    • •Light = 3-4 hours. Low light Lily
    Small - Medium














    JOEY TOMOCIK

    • •Vivid lemon yellow blooms
    • •Pads: green, lightly speckled
    • •Light = 6 - 8 hours
    • •Small - Medium













    WANVISA

    • •Strong orange/ pink blossoms with yellowish speckles
    • •Pads: rich brown w green mottling
    • •Light = 6 hours
    • •Small -  Medium





















    Woods White Knight

    • •Large white bloom
    • •Pads: green w reddish shading on back. Heavily textured.
    • •Light = 6 hours
    • •Medium - Large














    Texas Shell Pink

    • •Petals are mostly white fading to light pink on edges
    • •Pads: dark yellow green, heavily textured and shaded purple on back
    • •Light =  6 hours
    • •Medium - Large















    Red Flare

    • •Bright magenta red blooms w burgundy center
    • •Pads: reddish brown with some purple mottling. Heavily textured on back
    • •Light = 5 hours
    • •Medium - Large