The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Nymphaea 'Pygmaea Helvola' (Water Lily)

Garden Centre > Plants > Pond Plants

Nymphaea 'Pygmaea Helvola' (water lily)

Nymphaea 'Pygmaea Helvola' (Water Lily)


From Crocus

Crocus Go to Shop

Add to wishlist

Position: full sun
Depth of water: 15-30cm (6-12in)
Rate of growth: average
Ultimate spread: 40cm (16in)
Height above surface: 0-10cm (0-4in) Flowering period: June to September
Hardiness: fully hardy
Small, slightly fragrant, star-shaped, pale yellow flowers up to 7cm (3in) across from June to September. This award-winning pygmy water lily will happily grow in as little as 15cm (6in) of water and are perfect candidates for a small pond or tub in a sheltered sunny site. The shade cast by the foliage also helps check the spread of algae. Garden care: Plant firmly in a hessian-lined aquatic planting basket filled with aquatic compost. Apply a 2.5cm (1in) top-dressing of pea shingle or gravel to prevent the top layer of the planting medium from clouding the water. The crown of the plant should protrude slightly above the surface of the planting basket.

Our community of gardeners have a wealth of experience, beautiful garden and great photos, discover more on the following pages: pond ideas.

Related Member Photos

See photos of plants from the <a href="/genus/Nymphaea">Nymphaea</a> genus in real gardens.

  • My pond waterfall (Nymphaea alba)
    Nymphaea alba
  • Water Lily Nymphaea odorata (Nymphaea odorata (Water lily))
    Nymphaea odorata ...
  • Water Lily (2) (Nymphaea)
  • Sun on closed lilies (Nymphaea alba (Nenufar Blanco))
    Nymphaea alba (Ne...
  • water lily (nymphaea)

Related Products

* Support Grows on You when you shop via the Garden Centre.

Why shop via the Grows on You Garden Centre?

Yes Buy With Confidence

Yes Find Inspiration

Yes The Perfect Product

find out more

Basket Wishlist