Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata"
Flower color: Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" flowers beautiful soft yellow flowers with a bright yellow heart.
Flower diameter: Up to 14 cm
Water depth: 40 to 100 cm
Leaves:Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" has round dark green leaves. her leaves reach a diameter of up to 20cm.
Remarks: Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" has fragrant flowers. Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" loves a place in full sun. Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" is a Strawn hybrid from 1997.
The delivery of plants and rhizomes starts from april to the end of september.
Maintenance water Lily Plant/Rhizome Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" :
We send water lilies without dirt, packed in water-retaining materials. After the arrival of your plant or rhizome, you should put it in a bowl of water during the first day. This is necessary for strengthening the plant/rhizome.
The next day, you can plant your water lily Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" . You can use a pond basket of at least 30 x 30 cm for this. For medium to large sorts. You fill your pond basket with water lily dirt and lightly press it (never put your water lily in potting soil or sharp sand). Then, you make a hole or groove in which you can place the rhizome of the plant. You nearly put the rhizome horizontally in the groove so that the growing point sticks out above the dirt. You can then cover the rhizome with some dirt. Do not place heavy stones on the rhizome for it may get damaged. You can also cover your pond basket with jute on the inside, this prevents the dirt from flowing away.
Your water lily Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" will need the first weeks for gaining strength. After the first weeks, leaves will get to the surface of the water.
Most water lilies prefer a sunny location. Some sorts also flourish on a semi-shaded location, you can see this in the description of the chosen water lily. If you would like to make your water lily grow faster, you can place it on the desired depths step by step after purchase. This way it gets more sunlight at the start, resulting in a powerful plant.
Once your water lily Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" has started growing, older leaves will die off as well. You can recognize this from the leaves that start colouring from yellow to brown. Leaves that have coloured enough and start falling to pieces can be removed with scissors/water lily pliers. It is definitely not a good idea to pull of the leaves, as this may damage the rhizome. Flowers that have dried out will withdraw themselves underwater. The same rule applies to the dried-out flowers underwater, you can cut off the flowers, but you should not pull them off.
Once your water lily Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" has become rooted, you can start fertilising it; you can use water lily fertiliser cartridges for this. Only use water lily fertiliser, because this does not damage your further life and your pond. You can press the fertiliser cartridges about 4 to 5 cm into the dirt around the rhizomewith your finger. Make sure the fertiliser is covered beneath a layer of dirt, this prevents it from floating. Fertilising your water lily results in improved bloom and growth. You fertilise your water lily for the first time once the leaves have started growing. You stop fertilising around half of August, so the water lily has time to harden off for the upcoming winter. The amount of fertiliser that should be used each time depends on the format of the pond basket. You can find the correct amount on the fertiliser’s product description.
During the end of summer, you will see that your water lily has started its resting phase. The liliesstart to grow less quickly and increasingly less leaves and flowers will come up. You will see all leaves die off. No further care is needed during the winter period.
If you have any questions after this description, we would be happy to answer them. You can contact us by phone +31 (0)344-643082 or by using the contact form.
Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" specially selected by Matthijs Hazeleger for Nelumbo garden water lilies.
Nymphaea "Betsy Sakata" is a Strawn hybrid from 1997
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