Plants for Ponds & Water Gardens: Sioux Hardy Water Lily
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Sioux Lily
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Sioux Lily (Nymphaea 'Denver')

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form White, Yellow
Water Conditions 45-75° F, pH 6.1-7.5
Max. Size 6'
Origin Farm Raised, USA
Family Nymphaeaceae
Lighting Natural
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Overview

Developed in 1908 by Joseph B.L. Marliac, the Sioux Lily is a hardy water lily, meaning that it can withstand cooler temperatures. These plants will grow horizontally across their potting container. Plant spreads 3 to 5 feet.

The Sioux lily is an excellent bloomer and the flowers stay open very late into the day. The Sioux Lily's flowers form a star-shaped, 3 to 4 inch bloom that changes from chrome yellow to deep orange to copper red with deep yellow stamens. It has from 19 to 20 petals per flower. The blooms are raised just out of the water. The Sioux Lily's leaves are a deep green and measure 8 to 9 inches.

The Sioux Lily should be planted in a two-gallon or larger container. When first setting up the lilies, the plant should be submerged to a depth of six inches. As the lily grows, it can be lowered to its ideal depth of 6-20 inches. Zones 4-11.

Approximate Purchase Size: 8" to 16"

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