Water lilies are stunning plants that have many benefits for a pond's ecosystem. They provide shelter against the sun and rain for fish frogs, and other water-dwelling wildlife, while also reducing the rate of algae growth. These pond plants also provide oxygen to the water.
Hardy waterlilies need no protection in winter. The leaves will die in late autumn, and should be cut off as low down as possible and fished out, to prevent them decaying in the water. The water lily will stay dormant over winter, then start into growth once the water temperature rises.
Water lilies do not thrive in moving water, so it is recommended that water lilies are positioned away from the splash from a pond fountain.
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