Nymphaea 'Colorado'

Regular price £16.95

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  • Approximate leaf spread: 100 - 120cm (39 - 48 inches) 
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 20 - 90cm (8 - 36 inches)
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Supplied in the solid 1 litre pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 3 - 4 litre pot

'Colorado' is a remarkable modern waterlily from America. The first flowers produced in spring are a two-tone yellow and pink colour, but as the weather gets warmer these colours deepen and blend, to create a striking and unusual shade of orangey-salmon-pink. The blooms are held high above the foliage - up to a foot above in good weather - like those of a tropical waterlily, giving the pond a really exotic look. 'Colorado' produces plenty of blooms - it is one of the most free-flowering waterlilies you can buy - and has a very long flowering season, extending well into the autumn. The leaves are also attractive, with purple blotches on a green background, and the plant remains evergreen in all but the coldest weather. From a distance this plant is particularly stunning. 

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