White Water Lilies

Nymphaea Caroliniana NiveaBy August the pond water is now warm enough for a succession of flowers from a somewhat shy water lily – not very floriferous my fault not the plants as it isn’t in full sun for long enough each day.

Nymphaea Caroliniana NiveaWhite water lily

When I started planting up the pond, along with the necessary green oxygenating aquatics, I wanted a white water lily. I can only have one water lily as the pond is quite small. After some hunting through the catalogues I eventually found a medium sized variety, Nymphaea Caroliniana Nivea. The flowers initially look cup-shaped, but then open fully into a pure white star-shaped water lily with a centre of yellow stamens.

white water lily