Detective Erika Water Lily


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AWARD WINNING! Detective Erika was named the best new waterlily in 2016 and when you see how stunning it is, you will see why!

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! This waterlily is a cross between a hardy and tropical waterlily, which means it has the perks of a tropical waterlily; beautiful and vibrant color, and large attractive leaves, while also having the cold hardiness of hardy water lilies!

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place! Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy!

The Nymphaea ‘Detective Erika’ is an aquatic perennial which performs best in loam soil in full sun. The Detective Erika was created in 2013 by the award-winning hybridizer Zijun Li. This waterlily has stunning purple blooms with a golden yellow center on top of beautiful green lily pads. This waterlily is unique in the fact that it is a cross between a hardy and tropical waterlily. This means that it has the beautiful vibrant colors and large attractive leaves of a tropical waterlily but also the cold hardiness of hardy waterlilies. It is no surprise that this waterlily won the best new waterlily in 2016! This unique and beautiful waterlily is the perfect addition to any pond!


  • Cultivar name: Nymphaea ‘Detective Erika’
  • Bloom color: Purple with a golden yellow center. 
  • Bloom size: 8”
  • Bloom time: Early summer to early fall. 
  • Plant spread: 4′ – 5’
  • Light requirements: Full sun
  • Water depth: 6″ – 24”
  • USDA hardiness zones: 4 – 11

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live Water Lilies are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants for best flowering.

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