Wanvisa Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Wanvisa’)
This striking beauty is widely recognized for the variations in flower color. Fiery pink petals are speckled with yellow as the norm. Occasionally the reward is a unique and random combination of the colors. Set ablaze above chocolate mottled foliage.
Wanvisa is one of the most unusual and most popular waterlilies we grow at Splash.
This striking peach flower is a relatively new addition to the world of waterlilies, having been hybridized by Thai botanist N. Nopchai Charnsilpa in just 2009. In that short amount of time, Wanvisa has taken off to gain rockstar-level popularity. Yellow speckles dot Wanvisa’s deep peach blooms, which stand out beautifully against the plant’s chocolate mottled leaves.
What makes Wanvisa especially unusual, however, is its occasional display of bright yellow petals that peek out between the normal orangeish/pinkish ones. This chimera-like effect – which doesn’t manifest in every plant – makes for a waterlily unlike any other.
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: WANVISA HARDY WATERLILY (NYMPHAEA ‘WANVISA’)
|Where to Plant||Deep Water (8-30 Inches)|
|Where to Plant|
Deep Water (8-30 Inches)