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Re: Tropical Water Lilies
>> I'll get to the killie part in a minute.
>> Tropical water lilies adorn many killie keepers ponds. These plants die
>> back when the water temperature gets below 70 and die when it gets
>> below 40.
This is not true of all water lillies, that's for sure. I have a 2/3 acre
pond the top of which freezes solid in our winter, where temperatures can
fall into the -20F range. The plant dies back, but comes back in spring.
It's true that they haven't proliferated too much though.
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