Water Lilies for a Small Pond

You don't need a large pond to enjoy the stately beauty of water lilies; many smaller species and cultivars are perfectly suited to small pools or well-sealed containers.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Hardy water lily Nymphaea tetragona

Mature size: 16 inches wide and 12 inches deep.

'Gonnè'

Mature size: 4 feet wide by 3 feet deep.

'Escarboucle'

Mature size: 3 feet wide by 30 inches deep.

'Lemon Chiffon'

Mature size: 30 inches wide by 12-24 inches deep.

'Rose Arey'

Mature size: 3 feet wide by 20 feet deep.

'Froebelii'

Mature size: 3 feet wide and 30 inches deep.

'Marliacea Chromatella'

Mature size: 4 ft wide and 30 inches deep.

'Virginalis'

Mature size: 4 feet wide and 3 feet deep.

'Sulphurea'

Mature size: 4 feet wide by 30 inches deep.

'René Gérard'

Mature size: 3 feet wide and 12-30 inches deep.

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