‘Walter Pagels’ and ‘Little Sue’ water lilies are two to consider for your container garden

Two new dwarf, hardy water lilies were introduced to the Garden Drama gardens this summer and I’m excited about what their blooms and pads are bringing to the gardens.

walter pagels hardy water lily
‘Walter Pagels’ hardy water lily is named after the father of water gardening in America and is a bright, white beacon of light in the water garden.

Walter Pagels is a pioneer of water gardening in the U.S. and helped to found what is currently known as the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS). The ‘Walter Pagels’ water lily is a splendid way to honor the man and is the perfect size for your container water garden or small pond. And white flowers in the garden are always a treat.

'Little Sue' hardy water lily
‘Little Sue’ hardy water lily is a perfect size for a Red Wing crock water garden where its blooms may pop a couple of inches above the water.

You can never go wrong with white. It’s a breath of fresh air. The ‘Walter Pagels’ water lily is a dwarf, hardy lily with Christmas green leaves and a pure white, papery flower about the size of a small peach.

'Little Sue' hardy water lily
‘Little Sue’ hardy water lily is a pleasant pop of grapefruit pink in the water garden.

‘Little Sue’ is looking lovely, with pinkish-peachish-grapefruitish hues and a green pad delicately mottled with maroon. It’s doing well in the Red Wing crock, where I expect the subsequent blooms to pop above the surface.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Christina says:

    This is a really neat idea that I am going to try. I just have a question for you…How do you keep the Mosquitos away?

    1. Garden Drama says:

      Use mosquito dunks, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) natural, safe for fish, plants, wildlife, cats, dogs and us! Available at garden centers, hardware stores, etc.

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