Tina Tropical Water Lily



$19.99

Tina Tropical Water Lily

Tina is very similar to Panama Pacific, but earlier and a stronger grower.
Tina is a tropical, day-blooming water lily with brilliant DEEP RED-PURPLE colored blossoms that darken in color as days progress. The flowers have beautifully contrasting yellow stamens. The contrast between the purple and yellow is striking. The flowers ride high above bright green pads.

This lily has a mild sweet fragrance, and it is free flowering.

Tina is viviparous, meaning that new plants can grow from the centers of it's pads, so don't toss the pads if you want to try raising them from tiny sprouts. Just lay the spent leaves on moist soil and wait. This is a medium sized lily that can adapt to any sized pond.

Somewhat earlier and hardier than other tropicals. This one can be started in water of 60F degrees. It's spread is 6 feet or more in open water.
Requires regular fertilization and 6+ hours of full sun to flower in abundance.
Like most tropicals, it requires warm water to avoid dormancy.
Requirements: Tropicals need warmth.
In general, use 60F degrees as an absolute minimum water temperature for planting to avoid the tuber loosing all of it's pads and falling into dormancy. It's better to wait a couple of weeks until your water is warmer than to take a chance on loosing the plant. See our pond tips about growing Tropical lilies where the pond can freeze thru the cold months.

You will receive a well rooted, young plant that is already developing Lily pads.
This sale is for ONE yearling lily plant.