Joey Tomocik Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Joey Tomocik’)
A perennial favorite with lemon yellow flowers that stand proudly above the foliage.
When it comes to hardy yellow lilies, you won’t find any brighter than Joey Tomocik.
This daffodil-colored gem has blooms that span 4 to 5 inches across and stand as high as 6 inches above the water’s surface. Its leaves are a lightly dappled green. Joey Tomocik makes a great addition to any sized pond.
Famed waterlily hybridizer Kirk Strawn created this waterlily variety in the early 1990s, dedicating it to his friend and fellow horticulturalist, Joe Tomocik. Tomocik then named the flower after his daughter, Joey.
Waterlilies thrive placed in full sun and submerged in anywhere from 8 to 30 inches of water. Put your potted lily directly into the pond, or remove it from the pot and plant it in a designated pocket. Don’t worry if the lilies’ leaves are completely submerged; any new growth will find its way to the surface.
For maximum blooms, fertilize your lilies about once per month from May until September. (If you bought your lily from Splash, you can wait until one month after your purchase to fertilize your plant for the first time).
Each flower on a waterlily will repeat its bloom cycle – opening in the morning and closing in the afternoon – for three to five days before dying. You’ll know a bloom has run its course when it sinks under the water, at which point you can prune it. With plenty of sunlight and fertilizer, most lilies will produce tons of new flowers from May until October in southcentral Pennsylvania (Zone 6).
Trim off the lily’s leaves as they start to die off for the season, eventually pruning the whole plant down to its base. Some people like to “sink” their waterlilies in the deepest part of the pond in the winter, but we have found that most hardy waterlilies manage just fine without being moved.
Waterlilies produce fewer leaves and flowers when overcrowded. To get the most out of your plant, divide it every couple years.
Overview: Joey Tomocik Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Joey Tomocik’)
|Where to Plant||Deep Water (8-30 Inches)|
|Where to Plant|
Deep Water (8-30 Inches)