Swell UK N. Pygmaea helvola

This little beauty may be small, but it packs a punch

At a glance...
  • Spectacular Pygmaea helvola lily pond plant
  • Looks fantastic in the late summer months
  • Suitable for full sun
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What is Swell UK N. Pygmaea helvola?

Swell UK N. Pygmaea helvola may be small, but it packs a punch. With its charming yellow blooms and compact size, this lily is perfect for small ponds or container water gardens. Pygmaea Helvola is a great choice if you're looking for a low-maintenance pond plant that will add a touch of elegance to your pond. Its leaves are a beautiful shade of green, and it produces a profusion of sweetly scented blooms all summer long. Easy to care for and beautiful to behold, Pygmaea Helvola is a must-have for any water garden enthusias.

Key features:

  • Compact size makes it perfect for small ponds and container water gardens
  • Very easy to care for
  • Remove dead leaves and flowers during the growing season
  • Keep in full sunlight only

How do I care for Pygmaea helvola lilies?

This Pygmaea helvola has prolific, tiny, star-shaped, soft yellow flowers. It has the smallest flowers of any hardy nymphaea. Plant in still water away from splashing fountains. Lower gradually so the leaves can stretch to the surface within a few days. Remove dead leaves and flowers during the growing season. Keep it in full sun only.

Please note: Due to the seasonal nature of pond plants, we reserve the right to swap the plants in your order with a similar species.



Flowers Jun to Sep
Min depth 15cm
Max depth 40cm
Colour Yellow
Native? No
Growth rate Dwarf
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