Perry’s Almost Black Water Lily – Pre-Order


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**NOTE** This is a pre-order product. Shipping will begin when it is warm enough to safely ship your plant. CLICK HERE for estimated shipping dates.


JOIN THE DARK SIDE; WE HAVE FLOWERS! This alluring, dramatic water lily has cherry-soda-red outer petals and is nearly black at the center!

FREE FLOWERING! Produces an abundance of enticing burgundy blooms complimented perfectly by dark green lily pads!

WINTER HARDY & BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Perennial water lilies are resilient, easy-care plants that don’t require a green thumb to survive & thrive for many years! They arrive bare root & ready to plant!

NATURAL CLARITY! Water lilies are a natural source of filtration for your water, improving water clarity, quality, and health the safe, eco-friendly way!

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

This ‘Almost Black’ perennial water lily is highly sought after for its rare and striking coloration! The deep, cherry-soda-red petals near the outside of the flower grow darker toward the center–an alluring nearly black shade! The plant produces an abundance of these large and enticing, fragrant blooms! Young lily pads are red-flushed and mature to a healthy dark green.


  • Cultivar name: Nymphaea ‘Almost Black’
  • Bloom color: Dark red/black
  • Bloom size: 5″ – 6”
  • Bloom time: Spring/Summer
  • Plant spread: 4′ – 8’ 
  • Water depth: 6″ – 24”
  • Light requirement: Full sun 
  • USDA hardiness zone: 3 – 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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