Category: Pond Plants
Perry's Baby Red (Nymphaea perry's baby red)
Developed in 1989 by Perry D. Slocum, the Perry's Baby Red Lily is a free-flowering dwarf lily commonly referred to as a "Water Lily". Perry's Baby Red blooms dark red with cup-shaped pink sepals def-(Each of the parts of the calyx of a flower, enclosing the petals and typically green and leaf like) with red veins. It has 4.5 to 6 inch green leaves with brown bottom sides with flowers measuring 3 to 3-1/2" and 24-31 petals on each flower.
The plants have adapted to living in an environment of all water. Does well in tub gardens and small pools. These are hard to get, they are in short supply. Plant height are different depending on the depth of pool of water. The leaves of Perry's Baby Red plants are individually supported on leaf stalks called petioles. Neutral to alkaline water 45-75° F, pH 6.1-7.5 is the best environment to grow best in with lots of sun. Planting should be done in water no cooler than 75 degrees F for a back yard water pond. If the water is too cool the plant will enter a dormant state.