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I am new to water gardening. Last year, I built a Koa pond and placed a water lily is a gallon bucket. Do I need to raise it up some in the water? The pond is about 3 1/2 feet deep. I see all the beautiful pics of others lilies and they seem to show much more stem above the water. I appreciate all help.
Some of the tropical waterlilies will stand up higher in the water.
The hardy waterlilies, which looks to be what you have, will sit at the top of the water regardless of the depth of the waterlily. The only time I have seen waterlilies stand up out of the water as you have described and that is when they have needed to be divided.
Thanks Carolyn for the information. Yes, it is a hardy lily. I would love to have a tropical. We are in zone 6 so it wouldn't overwinter here in Tennessee. I am still learning about water plants, I looked locally for a Tropical and couldn't find one.