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Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola

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Nymphaea also are known as water lilies. Nymphaea is a genus of hardy and tender aquatic plants in the family Nymphaeaceae. Many species are cultivated as ornamental plants, and many cultivars have been bred. Water lilies are not only decorative but also provide useful shade which helps reduce the growth of algae in ponds and lakes. Many of the water lilies familiar in water gardening are hybrids and cultivars. These cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Water lilies are the most beautiful and elegant water plants that will bring happiness to our family and guest. We are here to provide you the most quality water lilies tubers and aquatic plants that will grow in the right environment.
Nymphaea Helvola is the smallest of all the hardy waterlilies. 'Pygmaea Helvola' produces dainty little primrose-yellow flowers with very pretty blotched miniature leaves in shades of red and green. Free-flowering and great for a tub garden or small pond. Nymphaea Helvola has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
  • You will get 1 water lily tuber of Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola. (organic sprouts tuber)
  • BUY¬†2¬†GET¬†1¬†FREE* - Simply buy 2, we will send you 1 extra for free on eligible purchases. Offer valid on the same plant and the same transaction only.
  • All of our water lilies tubers/rhizomes have been inspected before ship out and guaranteed¬†they¬†are viable and perfect to grow in a proper pond environment. The picture is not the actual product you will receive, but a sample representation.
Species:Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola

Type: Hardy
Plant Form: Tuber
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type: Gravel, Clay, Sand, Dirt


There are two main types of water lilies, tropical and hardy. The differences between tropical and hardy water lilies are a growing habit. Tropical water lilies don't do well in winter. Hardy water lilies, on the other hand, can tolerate the cold. Tropical water lilies tubers must be removed from the pond and stored in moist conditions to come back in the future years. In warm climates, they can remain in the pond.

Water Lilies & Aquatic Pond Plants Planting Instructions


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 18 reviews
    Karen Brittingham
    Healthy rhizomes

    The rhizomes arrived a little stressed, but I put it in a fishbowl pot with Amazonia ADA dirt and it came back to life in a day.

    Stephanie Garafola
    Nice and quick to sprout

    Received a 3-4" rhizome with two leaves on it. Very healthy looking rhizome, leaves not so happy due to the heat (Phoenix, Az spring shipping) but not APF's fault, they packed it well, rhizome undamaged. Planted this guy in a terracotta pot and placed in my indoor "pot pond." Shot out a leaf the next day, and then more over the last two weeks. Has about 4 underwater leaves with a few more stems starting and one that broke the surface today. That one has been funny, still curled up and it moved itself all over the place today like it was trying to find the best spot to settle on. The fish like hanging out near its base, I'm sure that'll even increase once we get some surface leaves. Anyways, nice plant, been very happy with it and the quality from APF. Looking forward to seeing it bloom.

    David Baker
    Healthy plants

    Showed up nicely packaged and healthy. I planted the 5 plugs I had and they were growing to the servace of my 150 gallon tank in 2 weeks.

    Mini water lilies thriving

    Water lily tubers arrived super quickly, well packaged and in great condition. Already so much growth within a week!

    Perfect addition to my patio pond

    Arrived quickly in good shape. After one week, one leaf has reached the surface of the pond and another is starting to grow. Can't wait to see it grow some more!

    Karen Stoldt
    Small Hardy water lilly

    It has been a couple weeks and the tiny water lily has gotten snowed on this early in September. Tiny lily comingled with larger lily in photo.