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Lillies and water flow

Posted by stevesfl Z7 GA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 13:05


Just had my first ever outdoor pond built. Approx 300 gallons, 28" deep. Using bio-balls for biological filtrration. The pump is a bit too large for my implementation, so I have tee'd off the flow to a rock wall /waterfall, and back into the pond.

I am interted in planting water lillies, along with canna, iris and probably some water lettuce / hyacinth. My question is: do water lillies require low flow environemnts? Will they be Ok is a higher flow environment?


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RE: Lillies and water flow

I believe most water lilies will flower better in still water situations. I have had little problems with pad growth due to water movement or splash in my 2300 gal water garden.

Water movement does seem to impair flowering on my plants closest to my falls.

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