Water Lilies (Dwarf-Hardy) are shipped "bare-root" (with all the soil washed off the tuber and roots) with at least 3 to 5 leaves on them. Hardy water lilies will have a 1" to 6" long tuber (depending on variety). Some water lilies are shipped with flower buds already on them. However, this cannot be guaranteed. All Water Lilies are shipped with planting and care instructions.
Please Note: You are purchasing a living plant, not the flower in the picture. The flowers in the following pictures, as well as those flowers found on our lotus pages, are those of mature, flowering plants.
Plant Shipping Note:
Plants cannot be shipped with dry goods and must be ordered separately. All plants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail ONLY and most Dry Goods are shipped via UPS Ground service. Therefore you must choose the USPS Priority Mail option to ship your plants, and the UPS Ground service option to ship your dry goods.
The list of states where certain pond plants are prohibitted for sale in has now grown. Keep all purchased pond plants confined to your pond, only. Please do not release them into natural waterways or other bodies of water.
Before buying your plants, click on our "Prohibited Plant List", to see if the plants you want are permitted in your state.
Winter Plant Shipping Note:
Due to colder weather that may be present in your area, all plant orders purchased between January 1st and mid-March are purchased with the understanding that they will be held for shipment at a later, more weather appropriate time for your area. We start shipping plants to the south (first) sometime after March 15th. We encourage you to request an appropriate shipping date for your area (when you place your order), or we will ship them at what we determine is the appropriate time for your area. We will not be held responsible for late frosts or freezes in your area.