Deep purple Hardy water lilly is there such a color.

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I have a deep purple water lilly that I was told at one point could only be in a tropical line and That it did not have a color so vivid on the hardy side but that it could only be a tropical . what do you think.....?
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Looks like a winner j.w thanks
 
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Or another kind of transgenic hybrid. I had a Detective Erika. It didn't really make it through the winter, maybe because it was planted late last year (August). Anyone have luck with these things in zone 5?

By not "really" basically the rhizome was mostly mush. It's currently out of the pond and putting up a few nickel size leaves, but no evidence it's getting healthier.
 

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Some people say when Fall/Winter is coming moving your water lilies and lotus down deep in the water can help save them over winter. Our winters are pretty mild here so have never done it.
 
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I have this one as well as a hardy blue. Color isn't as dark as they don't get fertilized often. Wintered over 6 years in Maryland
 

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This is my purple fantasy. Hybrid tropical/hardy
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