Mexicana Yellow Lily

Replaced by Majestic Queen Hardy Lily

Yellow water lilies are perennial plants that arise on flexible stalks from rhizomes and large fleshy roots that can resemble bananas. Leaves are oval heart-shape, 3 to 6 inches in diameter, shiny dark green on top and reddish-purple underneath Leaves float on the surface and are seldom emergent. Flowers are large (2 1/2 to 4 inches) bright yellow and usually stand above the water on separate stalks. Yellow water lilies can reproduce from seeds or by spreading of the rhizomes.

Mexicana spreads rapidly and this trait has caused many customers to describe it as a WEED. We have found a prettier yellow lily that reproduces normally and does not put out the aggressive spreading roots of Mexicana.

We now grow this plant only for our experienced hybridizers and will no longer ship Mexicana as a retail product.