Category: Pond Plants
Facts about Chromatella Water Lily plant. Chromatella water lily is a hardy aquatic pond plant of the family Nymphaea. The Chromatella Water Lily is the queen of aquatic lotus plants due to its primrose yellow color which is considered the best yellow water lilies in the aquatic environment. The Chromatella Water Lily plant variety is indescribably spectacular and eye catchy. It is a free blossoming plant which produces huge yellow flowers that are attractive.
The Chromatella Water Lily plants blossoms can grow to a height of four to six inches (10 to 15 cm). The Chromatella Water Lily spectacular canary yellow flowers are produced in large numbers from the blooms with each bloom having roughly three to six cupped shaped flowers. The Chromatella Water Lily newly established blooms have a fairly sweet, strong fragrant. The lotus leaves are bronze mottled and olive-green in color. Its leaves grow eight to nine inches (20 to 23 cm) wide.
It is considered an excellent choice for any size of an aquatic water garden. However, the Chromatella lily lotus can well establish in large ponds with a depth of 4 to 24 inches (10 to 60 cm). The Chromatella Water Lily plant requires partially shade to full sun with only three to four hours of exposure enough for the plant to produce several huge blossoms.
When planting the Chromatella Water Lily, individual eight to ten feet (2.43 to 3 meters) of the plant packs, including nine to eleven plant varieties are selected for their diversity, hardiness and coloration. The packs are grouped by recommended exposure areas and hardy zones of the aquatic water garden. It is important to note that plant bags are used in planting of the Chromatella Water Lily due to their bare roots.
The roots are planted in a horizontal manner in a large pond or a water garden container which is filled with a suitable well drained soil. The container is covered with jute and the pond filled with a fertilized soil suitable for the establishment of the Chromatella Water Lily plant. It is then placed 15 to 23 inches (40 to 60 cm) deep in the aquatic media which is in the pond.
For greater growth and richer flowering, the Chromatella Water Lily plant requires full sun to light shades. It is important to note that a well-established Chromatella takes up a huge amount of space making it unsuitable for small aquatic gardens.