I have a rookie water plant question for you seasoned pond people . I am just getting started water gardening and bought a hardy water lily today the tag saysit should be submerged 12 - 24 inches. the stems caring the leaves are not that long should I sink t that low and wait for the leaves to get longer ? will they ? there is a very promising little flower bud coming up so I am excited about it but wasn't sure
It is surprising how much the length of the leaves will adjust. We used to have our waterlilies on plastic file cubes, which brought the waterlilies to the correct height. We had a fish get caught between two of the cubes and we decided that was it and hauled out all the waterlilies and then removed all the plastic file cubes. It just wasn't worth a fish getting caught or hurt between the cubes. The waterlilies all have been sitting in about 3 1/2 feet of water and there has never been an issue. They bloom and bloom.
I was standing right next to the pond talking to my sons friend and the flower opened ! while we were standing there you could almost see it moving very cool . hardy water lily " colorado "
I've been gardening my whole life but this is my first water garden so much to learn soooo cool !