Nymphaea August Koch | Violet-Blue Tropical Water Lily

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Nymphaea August Koch | Violet-Blue Tropical Water Lily

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Nymphaea August Koch is a hybrid water lily renowned for its large violet-blue flowers and rich history. Named after August Koch, a German water lily hybridizer who, along with George H. Pring, created many new cultivars in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This tropical lily, introduced in 1922, stands out for its stunning blooms and easy-care requirements, making it a popular choice among water gardeners.

Key Features:

  • Violet-Blue Flowers: Produces large, vibrant violet-blue flowers that are both beautiful and fragrant.
  • Olive Green Pads: Features olive green leaves that provide a lush backdrop for the striking flowers.
  • Historical Significance: Named after August Koch, the hybrid was created in 1922 at Garfield Park, Chicago, Illinois, and is highly viviparous.

Optimal Conditions:

  • Sunlight: Thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  • Water Temperature: Prefers water temperatures between 70°F and 80°F (21°C to 27°C).
  • Planting Depth: Ideal for ponds or containers with still water.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Fertilization: Regular fertilization with water lily fertilizer tablets is necessary to ensure healthy growth and blooming. Add tablets to the soil every few weeks during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Remove dead leaves and flowers occasionally to maintain plant health and encourage new growth.
  • Winter Care: In cooler climates, it is best to lift the plant from the container and store the rhizome in damp sand and peat moss at a temperature of 50-55°F (10-12°C).

Benefits:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Enhances the visual appeal of any pond or water garden with its stunning violet-blue flowers and lush green foliage.
  • Wildlife Attraction: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to a healthy ecosystem.
  • Fragrance: The flowers emit a pleasant fragrance, enhancing the sensory experience of your garden.

Historical and Botanical Notes:

  • Parentage: The parentage is likely Nymphaea ‘Blue Beauty’ x Nymphaea ‘Mrs. Woodrow Wilson’.
  • Creation: Developed by August Koch and George H. Pring, notable water lily hybridizers of their time.

Conclusion:

Nymphaea August Koch is a spectacular hybrid water lily that brings vibrant color and historical charm to any water garden or pond. Its robust nature, striking violet-blue flowers, and ease of care make it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. Enhance your aquatic landscape with the exquisite beauty of Nymphaea August Koch and enjoy the vibrant transformation it brings to your environment.

    • You will get 1 young and freshly harvested water lily tuber
    • All of our water lilies tubers/rhizomes have been inspected before ship out and guaranteed they are viable and perfect to grow in a proper pond environment

    PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR WATER LILY

     

    There are two main types of water lilies, tropical and hardy. The differences between tropical and hardy water lilies are a growing habit. Tropical water lilies don't do well in winter. Hardy water lilies, on the other hand, can tolerate the cold. Tropical water lilies tubers must be removed from the pond and stored in moist conditions to come back in the future years. In warm climates, they can remain in the pond.

    Water Lilies & Aquatic Pond Plants Planting Instructions

       

       

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          WHAT WE CAN'T GUARANTEE

          Even though our plants are very clean, but we can't guarantee they will be 100% pest-free because we cannot be responsible for your aquarium. Please use it at your own risk. We recommended all customers rinse the plants with clean water and quarantine them before use.

          However, plants in tissue culture will be 100% free from pests, algae and never have been contacting with any aquarium.

          1. Due to the nature of the product. We don't guarantee our plants will be pests free. ( snails, algae, hitchhikers )
          2. We don't guarantee our plants will be free of pesticides. We use homemade, organic pesticides in our greenhouse to control pests. We do not use pesticides that contain copper. Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc
          3. We don't guarantee your aquarium success or are responsible for your aquarium inhabitant including but not limited to fish, shrimp, snail, turtle, etc. So please quarantine all plants when use!
          4. Unless specific, we don't guarantee aquatic plants will be grow emerged or submerge.
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          Customer Reviews

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          Trang Bogart

          Very nice

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          Anonymous
          Tropical Lily

          It is my first order. Very healthy plants. Thank you 😊.

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          Deborah Randall
          Nice looking lilly

          Very nice tuber. Waiting for it to grow up and produce beautiful flowers

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          Adrayen

          Thank you.

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          lynn kreider
          Happy plants.

          Received them in great shape. They were bigger than what I expected. I planted hem the same day and they are doing well.

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          Rebecca
          Wonderful

          nice and healthy

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