Water Lily Control
We recommend the Open Water Kit® for easy control.
Water lilies are colonial plants rising from creeping stems called rhizomes, like a branching shrub on its side. The creeping rootstock of underground rhizomes is one means of reproduction to rapidly spread water lilies locally.
Water lilies can quickly ruin a pond or lake's visual and recreational benefits. Control is best achieved through killing of the root system by application of herbicide to the leaves above the water. Cutting water lilies under the waterline 2 or 3 times to drown them can actually stimulate growth. Pulling them out by the roots can be impractical.
Using our treatment method, herbicide travels throughout the plant, killing both the roots and vegetative portions. Simply spray on the leaves of the water lilies above the surface of the water.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to us about water lily control, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-428-8898
Identifying Water Lilies
The yellow water lily has large heart-shaped leaves between 8 and 16 inches that float on the surface. Leaf veins extend laterally from midrib. It's flower is bright yellow, with a single row of petals.
The white water lily has large, round, cleft (cut about halfway to the mid-vein) leaves, about 6 to 12 inches in diameter. The underside of the leaf is purplish-red and the flower is white with multiple rows of petals.
Water lilies are common in shallow water throughout the United States. They are sometimes intentionally planted for aesthetics or as a fish habitat, but can become quite prolific and create problems in some areas.
Both White Water Lily and Yellow Water Lily prefer a muck or silt bottom, and can withstand a wide variance in pH.
For easy Waterlily control, we recommend the Open Water Kit®.