Joey Tomocik Water Lily
Category: Pond Plants
Facts about Joey Tomocik Water Lily plant. Joey Tomocik or Lilia Wodna is officially called Nymphaea Joey Tomocik. This water lily is named for Joe Tomocik, someone who worked at the Denver Botanical Gardens.
The Joey Tomocik Water Lily of water lily holds its bright yellow blooms high above the water on stems about six inches high. A few Lilia Wodna lilies have a pale yellow or light pink blush, especially if it blooms a second time in the fall. This is a perennial flower.
The Joey Tomocik Water Lily has double petals and a four inch bloom. It blooms from June until September. In warmer climates, it may bloom once in the spring and again in the fall. It attracts bees, but not butterflies. The flowers are quite fragrant. The lily pads of the Joey Tomocik Water Lily are dark green with a mild purple mottle. Each leaf is eight to ten inches (20 to 25.4 cm) wide. The plant as a whole has a spread of four to five feet.
Joey Tomocik Water Lily plant is a nitrate removing plant. It can be grown in natural clay or silt, and it can grow in a backyard water garden. It floats in water up to several feet deep.
Joey Tomocik water lilies are a frost hardy species and enjoys full sun but can grow in partial shade. But unlike the Mexican lily, it is not an invasive species. It survives in USDA zones 4 through 11. With frost protection, it can grow in USDA zones two and three. It is more cold hardy than other yellow water lilies.
Joey Tomocik Water Lily can grow in soil with a pH from 6.1 to 7.5. It is happy to grow in fresh water or brackish water. It does not grow in running streams. Joey Tomocik Water Lily can be grown in large tubs, but it does best in a 7.5 quart or larger container.
The lily breed can be propagated via splitting rhizomes, dividing tubers and separating the offsets.