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I have only grown a few different ones, so not enough knowledge/experience yet to be able to pick a favorite. I had a Sioux (changeable from yellow to peach) that was nice, but it got out of control in my smaller pond.
 

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Wanvisa, georgia peach, mayla some of my favs
 
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Thanks those all look awesome especially Wanvisa.

@Mmathis Did you have your Sioux planted straight on the bottom or how did it get out of control
 

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Colorado sends up 4-8 buds at the same time, a very nice pink, it does grow large. The flowers stand up out of the water.

Perrys orange sunset is another nice one.
 

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Thanks those all look awesome especially Wanvisa.

@Mmathis Did you have your Sioux planted straight on the bottom or how did it get out of control
No, it was potted, but it was a very aggressive grower and was always jumping out of its container. It was just more aggressive than I was willing and able to keep ahead of.
 
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The Colorado is one of my favorites - easy to grow and the blooms fade from pink to a light peach as they age. Very pretty!
 

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It is a fast grower, makes great tubers, so not surprised at the cost.

The wanvisa grows slower, so price tends to be higher. Mayla grows fast.
 
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I definitely don’t need a fast grower because my space is only about 4x6 feet. But at the same time my pond in totally isn’t very big either so my maintenance is very light so it wouldn’t be very difficult to keep it in check. So it probably doesn’t matter the growing speed.
 

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I definitely don’t need a fast grower because my space is only about 4x6 feet. But at the same time my pond in totally isn’t very big either so my maintenance is very light so it wouldn’t be very difficult to keep it in check. So it probably doesn’t matter the growing speed.
lol if they grow to much cut off some of the leaves. Some have a wider leaf spread than others, like a 8 foot spread vs a 4 foot spread.
By fast grower I am stating as far as tuber growth. Some create huge tubers quickly, some create tubers but a lot slower and smaller.
 
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Like @addy1 said - check the spread of the plant. In a smaller pond, you want one that stays a bit more compact to get the full effect of the plant.
 
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I LOVE my Detective Erika
Looked that one up, it is pretty! My purple fantasy did not bloom this last summer, but are still alive, hope they do better this year.
 

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