Our pre-rooted Hardy Water Lilies are grown in a coco-fiber, making it extremely easy to grow your lily to maturity in ponds or deck and patio containers. Important things to remember: -Most water lillies prefer a depth of 18-24 inches -Our lilies include a small pot which can be used to plant your lily. The root ball can instead be planted into a larger pot or placed directly into the bottom of your pond. -Water lilies need more than 4 hours a day of sunshine to flower. -Keep lilies away from any splashing water and away from your pump or filter. -It is highly recommended to fertilize your water lily twice per month during the growing season with aquatic fertilizer tablets. -If you have Koi in your pond, it is recommended to cover the root mass with rocks or pea gravel. If uncovered, there is the possibility of your fish eating your lily. -Includes string and a fake lily pad/flower which can be used to find where the lily is located in your pond (optional). No Pond No problem! Water lilies thrive in any container!