Canary yellow flower. Loose cactus, 4"-6" blooms. Grows 6-10 feet in full sun to part shade in 6"-40" of water. Marliac-type rhizome. Good for medium to large ponds. Hybrid by Strawn, 1993
'Joey Tomocik' is the least pale of Strawn's yellows, and like most of his varieties, the flowers sit relatively high above the water. The lily is named after Joe Tomocik, curator of the Denver Botanic Gardens' aquatic plant facilities.PLACEMENT
Waterlilies thrive placed in full sun and submerged in anywhere from 6 to 20 inches of water. Put your potted lily directly into the pond, or remove it from the pot and plant it in a designated pocket. Don’t worry if the lilies’ leaves are completely submerged; any new growth will find its way to the surface.
For maximum blooms, fertilize your lilies about once per month from May until September.
Each flower on a waterlily will repeat its bloom cycle – opening in the morning and closing in the afternoon – for three to five days before dying. You’ll know a bloom has run its course when it sinks under the water, at which point you can prune it. Depending on water temperature, sunlight and fertilizer, most lilies will produce tons of new flowers from May until October.
Trim off the lily’s leaves as they start to die off for the season, eventually pruning the whole plant down to its base. Some people like to “sink” their waterlilies in the deepest part of the pond in the winter, but we have found that most hardy waterlilies manage just fine without being moved.
Waterlilies produce fewer leaves and flowers when overcrowded. To get the most out of your plant, divide it every couple years.