Water Lilies question

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    What is the "minimum" depth the water lilies have to be in, to survive the winter?
     
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    It depends on how far down your pond freezes. As long as the tuber doesn't freeze, it will be fine.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I push mine down to about 18 inches. I have a few I have never moved and they seem to survive. But to be safe I sink mine.

    Go by how deep your pond ice freezes.
     
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    Thank you, both! :)
     
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    Unfortunately, my answers on a topic like this won’t be helpful — I leave mine at their current depth (not sure, maybe 18” or 2’), as it doesn’t get cold enough here for the water to freeze.
     
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