Pink Beauty Hardy Waterlily (Nymphaea ‘Pink Beauty’)
Pretty in pink with bright yellow centers. A medium-sized plant suited to any size pot.
Pink Beauty: The name pretty much says it all.
This free-flowering hardy waterlily has soft pink petals and golden yellow centers. Pink Beauty is a relatively low-maintenance plant that produces tons of flowers all season long, making it a great choice for first-time water gardeners. The blooms span about 4 to 6 inches across and float atop round green leaves.
Pink Beauty, also known as Luciana, has been gracing water gardens with her presence since the turn of the 20th Century.
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: PINK BEAUTY HARDY WATERLILY (NYMPHAEA ‘PINK BEAUTY’)
|Where to Plant||Deep Water (8-30 Inches)|
|Where to Plant|
Deep Water (8-30 Inches)