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Provides excellent habitat for largemouth bass and sunfish;
highly decorative----often planted in water gardens. Deer, beaver,
muskrat, nutria and other rodents will consume the leaves and
rhizomes of white water lily, while the seeds are eaten by
Water lilies can grow and
reproduce rapidly if not maintained correctly. This occurs when
there is an excess of nutrients in the pond. With smaller ponds,
water lilies can completely cover the surface in just a few short
weeks reducing light penetration into the pond which can kill fish
and other plants. Dense growth of fragrant water-lily in
shallow water areas sometimes interferes with boating and
White flower with rows of petals
surrounding a yellow center; rooted on the bottom and floating on
the water surface or extending slightly above it; surrounded by
round, floating leaves that are green-colored and 6 to 12 inches in
diameter; plant stem is mostly below water surface.
Familiar "lily pad" shape----floating, round leaves, green on
top and green or purplish underneath; leaves have a slit from the
edge to the center; flower opens in morning and usually closes by
afternoon. Water lilies reproduce through both seeds and rhizome
A. Water temperatures ideally should be sixty
degrees and above. Generally, as long as the plants are vibrant
they will respond well to treatment. Shore-Klear tends to perform
best when the plant is mature.
A. This is a difficult question to answer.
Selecting the best option depends on many factors including:
A. Lily control can last anywhere from two to
four years or more depending upon adjacent lily influence. Two
applications may be required initially. Navigate, and Shore-Klear
kill the roots for longer control.
A. Generally within ten days the edges will
begin to yellow and curl. The plants will drop from the water
column within three weeks.
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