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A Water Lily is a plant that floats on the surface of water and has large, showy flowers. The leaves are usually round or oval in shape with ruffled edges. They have long stems called petioles which attach to the bottom of the leaf blade at its center point (the heart). There are many different types of water lilies but they all share these characteristics.

The best Water Lily in the UK: Our selection

Water Lily: Frequently asked questions

What types of Water Lily are there and what determines a good product?

There are over 200 species of water lilies. They can be found in ponds, lakes and slow-moving rivers throughout the world except for Antarctica. The most common types include white (Nymphaea alba), yellow (Nuphar japonica) and pink lotus flowers (Nelumbo nucifera).

A good Water Lily is one that has a large, healthy root system and produces many flowers. The leaves should be green with no yellowing or brown spots.

Who should use a Water Lily?

Anyone who wants to keep their skin hydrated and moisturized.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Water Lily?

The first thing you should do is to determine the size of your pond. If it’s large, then a larger lily will be better suited for that area. You also need to consider what kind of water conditions are in your pond and how much light there is available at different times throughout the day. Some types require more sunlight than others, so this needs to be taken into account as well when choosing which type would work best with your current situation.

There are a few things you should look out for when comparing Water Lilies. The first thing is the size of the bulb, which will tell you how big your plant can grow to be. If it’s too small then there won’t be enough room in your pond or water feature and if it’s too large then there may not be enough nutrients available for all that growth. You also need to check what depth they like growing at as some prefer deeper water than others and this could affect where you place them in your pond or water feature. Finally, make sure that any lily bulbs have been grown organically so they don’t contain any harmful chemicals such as pesticides etc.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Water Lily?


Water lilies are a great way to add color and beauty to your pond. They also provide shade for fish, amphibians, insects and other aquatic creatures that may be living in the water garden. The flowers of some varieties can last up to two weeks.


The only disadvantage of a Water Lily is that it requires more maintenance than other plants. It also needs to be kept in water, and the leaves will need to be cleaned from time-to-time.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Moerings
  • Moerings
  • PondPlantsUK

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Water Lily in our review costs around 6 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 16 pounds for one of the more expensive products.