Think pink for a tropical punch of color sure to brighten up your pond or water garden. The Shirley Bryne Water Lily is a lovely tropical water lily sure to decorate your pond landscape with an abundance of pretty pink flowers throughout the height of summer and into late autumn. The bright yellow center adds a charming burst of color for a simple yet dramatic floral color combination that stands out beautifully against a backdrop of vibrant green lily pads. Typical of tropical water lilies, the lovely cup-shaped flowers of the Shirley Bryne Water Lily are held above water for a dramatic presentation. The Shirley Bryne Water Lily is a day-blooming tropical water lily well-suited for ponds, water gardens, and container water gardens.
Even when it's not in bloom, the Shirley Bryne Water Lily provides fantastic visual interest with its ornamental, saucer-like leaves or "pads." Interestingly, the Shirley Bryne Water Lily is viviparous in nature producing "baby" plantlets from the central nodule where the stem meets the pad. The Shirley Bryne Water Lily produces densely-packed pads that are bright-green in coloration. Typical of tropical water lilies, the Shirley Bryne Water Lily produces round leaves with textured edges that are slightly ruffled or even jagged. The leaf spread (or the amount of water surface area covered by the leaves) is approximately 4 to 6 ft providing shade and shelter for your pond fish, as well as a potential spawning site for pondlife.
The Shirley Bryne Water Lily should be potted in a two-gallon or larger planting container. To help your newly potted water lily establish itself faster in your pond, place the water lily at an initial depth of six inches below the water surface. As the water lily grows, it can be gradually lowered to its ideal depth of 12-18 inches below the water surface. Place your Shirley Bryne Water Lily in a sunny location where it will receive up to six or more hours of direct sunlight. However, unlike many other tropical water lilies, the Shirley Bryne Water Lily can thrive in varying light conditions and will even bloom in partial shade conditions receiving up to four hour of direct sunlight. Zones 9-11.
LiveAquaria® offers two groups of Water Lilies: Tropical Water Lilies that thrive in plant hardiness zones 9-11 and Hardy Water Lilies that thrive in plant hardiness zones 4-11. Be sure to select water lily varieties the are hardy to your zone to enjoy long-lasting beauty.
Approximate Purchase Size: 8" to 16"