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Starting at around $25 and going up waterlilies are a little on pricey side. I am looking for my 1st lily, is foolproof, Hardy zone 5/6 and small to much to ask for ?
 
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If you have a local gardening forum on fb, you might be able to get some for free. ive gotten lilies and bog plants when people were doing a pond clean.
 
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Definitely check Facebook or Craigslist for pond plants - once you have an established pond, you have things you need to find home for!

I have a dwarf lily that I put in my patio pond every year - I wish I could remember the name. I drop it in the big pond for the winter.
 

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mine was $10 at Menards and Lowes
open package drop into pond and it is doing great
bloomed twice already
 

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Starting at around $25 and going up waterlilies are a little on pricey side. I am looking for my 1st lily, is foolproof, Hardy zone 5/6 and small to much to ask for ?
You may have difficulty finding an inexpensive 'dwarf' water lily.
 
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Check craigslist. I got 3 nice size tubers for $5 one year.
 

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I get rid of my extra plants after posting at my local garden center and garden center traded me for water hyacinth I over wintered in my basement for plants I wanted and even asked if I had some baby fish
 
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I don't mind spending the money. What I meant was I want something easy to take care of. I never had a water lily and I dont want to buy a fussy one for first try.
 

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not a dwarf bit it is easy. It was called drop n grow. It had fertilizer in the pot already. Pads are around 5 to 6 inches across and spread across the pond surface about 3 feet
 
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Where did you get drop and grow ?
Menards $10
Similar at Lowe's $10 my neighbor got the one from Lowe's and his look like smaller pads, but his pond is all shade.
 

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Starting at around $25 and going up waterlilies are a little on pricey side. I am looking for my 1st lily, is foolproof, Hardy zone 5/6 and small to much to ask for ?
What is the maximum spread that you are looking for?
 
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I have a small 300 gallon pond, want to shade water. Don't mind having to prune every now and then. Don't have Menards here do have Lowes, will check their website.
 

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Thank you Meyer I just ordered my 1st lily. Liou was the only one labeled hardy. I noticed on a lot of the water plants I purchase so far none have zones on them.What zones does hardy include ?
 
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Thank you Meyer I just ordered my 1st lily. Liou was the only one labeled hardy. I noticed on a lot of the water plants I purchase so far none have zones on them.What zones does hardy include ?
Typically Zone 4 or 5 if planted at the recommended depth.

What was the given spread on the lily that you ordered?.
You mentioned earlier about keeping the lily pruned. If you cut off new growth as it appears the lily will never bloom. Those leaves produce the energy that is stored in the tuber to produce the flowers. Not enough stored energy....no flowers.
 
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Is zone 4/5 labeled hardy for all water plants or just lilies ?
 

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