Detective Erika | Purple Hardy Water Lily
Detective Erika is a beautiful purple hardy waterlily from award winning hybridizer, Zijun Li. This extraordinary water lily is a result of a cross between a hardy water lily and a tropical purple waterlily. One of the characteristics of this and other crosses where one parent plant is a Tropical waterlily is that they do not come out of dormancy until the water is very warm in the spring, in the low to mid 70s at root level.
Detective Erika is a large waterlily so it will need a large wide planting container. Plant in aquatic soil and place your Detective Erika Waterlily in shallow water, 5 to 15 inches beneath the surface of the water, in full sun.
Note: ISG lilies need to be planted in warm water even though they will overwinter in cold water. Planting them as a grown plant too early in cold water will set them into immediate dormancy so please follow our advised ship date. We advise the water be 70 degrees or warmer when planting to avoid plants going into dormancy on arrival.
SIZE: LARGE (4' to 6' SPREAD)
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: FULL SUN
WATER DEPTH: 6" TO 24" (Maximum water depth is for mature water lilies)
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 6-11