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Nymphaea 'Almost Black' Water Lily
Floating gracefully on the surface of the pond in summer, the flowers of this outstanding water lily are an intense, plum colour. The emerging foliage has a striking bronze flush, turning green as it matures. This is one of the darkest of red water lilies.
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.
Plant in full sun between 30cm and 80cm deep.
- Flowering period: June to September
- Mature spread: 70cm to 90cm
- Growth rate: medium