Camellia 'Water Lily'


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


Camellia 'Water Lily'

Plant details

Camellias are popular winter- and spring-flowering shrubs, bearing masses of colourful blooms when little else in in flower. To thrive they need to grow in acidic soil, but many varieties are happy growing in pots of ericaceous (acidic) compost.

Camellia 'Water lily ' is an upright growing camellia, bearing formal double, deep pink flowers with a rich fragrance. Like all camellias, Camellia 'Water Lily' makes an attractive shrub for a sheltered spot. For best results, grow beside a wall, which will protect it from the harshest winter weather, and preferably out of early morning sunlight, which can damage flower buds after a frost. Water potted plants with rainwater.

Family: Theaceae

Genus: Camellia

Cultivar: Water Lily

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 600cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: June to July

Time to plant: September to November

Flowering period: February to April

Reader reviews


I didn't know that you shouldn't water them with Tap water really interesting to find out, now I know what I'm doing wrong

Arthur Mallett

As a camellia fan I want to plant water lilly in a pot ,what size pot would you recommend?

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