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Nymphaea 'Colorado'

One of the most fascinating plants for the backyard pond is the waterlily.

Waterlily blooms come in a wide array of colors including blue, purple, red, white, pink and even green! The flowers can appear to be placidly floating on the surface of the water, or they can majestically rise above the water’s surface. Foliage color can be equally diverse and dramatic, with colors ranging from the palest of greens, to the darkest of greens, to a deep crimson, to a green with boldly contrasting black mottling. Some lilies have leaves the size of a fifty-cent piece, while others have leaves so large a small child can sit and float on them! The choices in waterlilies are practically infinite.

Most water lilies and other aquatic plants preform very well in the Houston, TX area. You can be asured that we here at Nelson Water Gardens will have only those waterlilies that are proven to thrive in our hot, humid, and, seemingly, endless summers. Here are a few tips on how to ensure that you grow the best plants possible.