Water lilies make great pond plants for Minneapolis, MN  ponds. ‘Almost black’ water lily is not considered a hardy lily for Minnesota ponds inspite of being a zone 4.  To protect this floating pond plant, remove the lily pot, place in a bucket of water, and put in a garage or spcae that remains above freezing (~40 degrees F .)

Type: Water lily

Flower: A velvety, maroon to almost black flower growing 5-6″ in diameter. Young leaves may be red but turn green as they age. Flowers may have a slight fragrance. Blooms summer into fall.

Height: leaves float on water’s surface.

Light: Full sun.

Zone: 4-11 but considered a tropical lily in MN.

Water depth: 6″-30″, can go deeper with mature plants. Prefers still water so plant away from pumps or waterfalls to aviod splashing leaves. Feed with slow release tablets monthly for more blossoms. 

Buy this Pond Plant!  12″ pot $39.95

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