Water lilly

Why won't my waterlilly flower?? I bought it last year. It has leaves but no flowers. 


  • ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 175
    does it get enough sun?
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 768
    Do you have a fountain? Water lilies prefer still water. You also have to give it time. One of mine, put in 15 months ago, has yet to form flowers. Those put in the year before are doing magnificently.
  • Yes it does . The pond is in  a liner and is at  least 10 years old. It flowered last year 
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,365
    Do you mean the pond is at least 10 years old or the water lilly is ?

    If the latter, and it has flowered before, think about splitting it ?  Probably a bit late in the season now but worth looking at later on.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 768
    Perhaps it needs fertiliser. Online you can get conical pellets of slow release fertiliser specially formulated for pond plants. You push two or three into the plant container.
  • Nobyhe lilly is only 1 y r which flowered last year. Would it need feeding in it's second year?? Every year??
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 4,874
    edited 12 July
    Mine's late this year.  Last year it has just starting flowering by now.  Don't give up on it yet.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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