Almost Black Hardy Lily (Nymphaea sp. "Almost Black"), plant with bulb
Almost Black Hardy Lily is an very strikingly colored variety that can certainly be a standout lily in any medium to large pond!
Almost Black Hardy Lily (Nymphaea sp. "Almost Black") is a good-sized lily plant that produces beautiful dark reddish flowers with rounded petals that provide a wonderful contrast against its green leaves. It can grow to a respectable size and is an excellent lily plant for medium to large ponds. This plant is known to have pleasantly fragrant blooms.
***PLEASE NOTE - This plant can sometimes arrive as a bulb with no leaves attached. This is normal, and in most cases, new leaves will sprout within a few weeks. If your lily bulb loses its leaves upon arrival, please plant it as usual if the bulb is still firm and healthy. If it does not begin to re-sprout, please contact us and we will honor our live arrival guarantee and replace it or credit you!
What We Like About This Plant:
- Incredible dark red flowers
- Hardy and adaptable in most pond settings
- Grows to impressive size
- Colorful foliage
- Undemanding in care
- Planting Depth: Initially submerge in 6 - 18 inches of water. As the plant grows, depth can be increased to as much as 48" (except for dwarf varieties, which must be kept at 10 - 12 inches depth).
- Exposure: Full sun
- Average Petals Per Bloom: 38 - 40
- Bloom Diameter: 5 - 6 inches
- Mature Plant Spread: 6 - 12 feet
- USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 11
- Planting Instructions: Lilies prefer to be planted near the top of the potting soil. Fill an 8-inch or larger pot or planting bag roughly two-thirds full with a sand/heavy soil mix. Make a mound in the center of the pot with a handful of soil. Place the root or rhizome on the mound and spread the roots out over the mound. Use soil to cover the plant roots, but do not cover the crown of the bulb. Only top off the pot with lava rock or gravel if necessary to prevent fish from uprooting the lily.
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