Pond Plants: Hardy Lilies

Hardy Lilies

Almost Black
The name describes the color, Almost Black, slight fragrance, and very deep color. Foliage emerges bronze then turns green.
American Star
Star-shaped pink flowers that grow high above the water, and rich green foliage.
Pink, burgundy and white variegated and speckled leaves making it awesome even when not it bloom. The pale pink flowers that fade to white. Great bloomer and very fragrant.
Barbara Dobbins
Beautiful blend of yellow, pink, and apricot colors on a star-shaped flower and foliage is green with slight mottling.
Black Princess
Deep burgundy colored flowers and dark green foliage with burgundy splotches.
Charlene Strawn
Beautiful blend of yellow, pink, and apricot colors on a star-shaped flower, green foliage with slight mottling, new leaves have purple specks, and sweet fragrance.
Primrose yellow, fairly strong sweet fragrance, and one of the best yellow lilies. Olive green foliage, new leaves are blotched and mottled with purple.
The color is a unique apricot, salmon color, shade tolerant fragrant, and incredible bloomer. The flowers rise high above the dark green foliage and vigorous grower with slightly mottled leaves.
Florida Sunset
Glowing yellow flushed with pink amid heavily blotched leaves, excellent bloomer, and shade of orange blooms that is unique to peach lilies.
Bright red cup-like blooms open to star shaped flowers, fragrant blooms, and lush green/bronze foliage.
Miniature lily for patio ponds because of the small leaves and flowers.
Dwarf lily with flowers that changes from apricot to orange-red. Foliage is purple blotched.
James Brydon
Profuse bloomer with cup shaped flowers, very fragrant, rosy red color, and shiny leaves. New foliage purplish and slightly mottled.
Joey Tomocik
Vibrant lemon yellow with flowers that rises high above the mottled foliage and slight fragrance.
Laydekeri Fulgens
Dark reddish pink flowers rise above the lightly mottled foliage, free blooming, very long blooming season, and light fragrance.
Very large double fuchsia pink colored blooms, leaves emerge slightly bronze and then turn green, very long blooming season, and slight fragrance.
Moon Dance
Star shaped flowers that grow high above the foliage, very long blooming season, and slight fragrance. The foliage is a medium green that is splashed with purple.
Peaches and Cream
Flower are peony shaped peach-pink outer petals and creamy yellow centers and fragrant. Foliage is medium sized green leaves flecked with purple when young and leaves start out mottled then turn green.
Perry’s Baby Red
Cup-shaped, deep-red blooms, small dark green leaves spread 2 to 3 feet, and slightly fragrant.
Perry’s Super White
Striking white, 6″ to 7″, fully double blooms have 40-46 petals each, very free-flowering, new leaves bronze and maturing to green.
Perry’s Super Yellow
Free flowering, medium yellow, growing paler with age, outermost petals have pink blush. Leaves are green with purple blotches and soon turn green.
Pink Sensation
Silvery-pink blooms, very popular because the flowers remain open into the evening hours. Slight fragrance on flowers that arise above the foliage.
Red Queen
Flowers that are 6 to 8 inch deep red. Foliage starts a lovely burgundy color and then turns green as it matures.
Very large red water lily, one of the best reds around, and Slight fragrance.
Cup shaped flowers that are light red that turn deeper as the flower ages. The outer petals are pale pink and become rich red. Prolific bloomer and vigorous grower.
Texas Dawn
Very bright yellow flowers are held up above the water. Mottled leaves make a stunning contrast to the flowers, good bloomer, and slight fragrance.
Pink Ribbon
Rosy pink flowers are 5 to 6 inches across. The petals have a velvet like appearance. The really cool feature is the petal colors perfectly match the shade of the pink ribbons that many supporters of breast cancer awareness group wear and display. The rich green leaves grow 8 to 10 inches.

By Blogger KoiLover

Koi Classification & Types III


  • Kohaku
  • Nidan Kohaku
  • Sandan Kohaku
  • Yondan Kohaku
  • Godan Kohaku
  • Doitsu Kohaku
  • Hanasuka Kohaku
  • Inazuma Kohaku
  • Kuchibeni Kohaku
  • Maruten Kohaku
  • Straight Kohaku


  • Ai Goromo
  • Budo Koromo
  • Doitsu Budo Koromo
  • Sumi Koromo
  • Sanke Koromo
  • Showa Koromo


  • Nidan Sanke
  • Aka Sanke
  • Doitsu Sanke
  • Maruten Sanke
  • Menkaburi Sanke
  • Subo Sumi Sanke


  • Hi Showa
  • Kindai Showa
  • Showa
  • Doitsu Showa
  • Maruten Showa


  • Hi Shusui
  • Ki Shusui
  • Shusui


  • Tancho Asagi
  • Tancho Beni Ginga
  • Tancho Goshike
  • Ginrin Tancho Goshike
  • Tancho Heisei Nishiki
  • Tancho Kikusui
  • Doitsu Tancho Kohaku
  • Tancho Kohaku
  • Ginrin Tancho Kohaku
  • Tancho Kujaku
  • Tancho Matsuba
  • Doitsu Tancho Ochiba
  • Tancho Ochiba
  • Ginrin Tancho Ochiba
  • Qancho
  • Doitsu Tancho Sanke
  • Tancho Sanke Goshike
  • Tancho Sanke
  • Ginrin Tancho Sanke
  • Tancho Showa Goshike
  • Doitsu Tancho Showa
  • Ginrin Tancho Showa
  • Tancho Showa


  • Doitsu Hi Utsuri
  • Hi Utsuri
  • Ki Utsuri
  • Doitsu Shiro Utsuri
  • Shiro Utsuri

By Blogger KoiLover

Koi Classification & Types II

Hikari Utsurimono

  • Doitsu Gin Shiro Utsuri
  • Doitsu Kin Showa
  • Kin Showa
  • Ginrin Kage Shiro Utsuri
  • Ginrin Ki Utsuri
  • Kin Ki Utsuri
  • Kin Hi Utsuri
  • Kin Matsuba
  • Ki Matsuba
  • Gin Shiro Utsuri


  • Benigoi
  • Chagoi
  • Doitsu Chagoi
  • Ginga
  • Beni Ginga
  • Hageshiro
  • Hajiro
  • Aka Hijiro
  • Kanoko Sanke
  • Kanoko Showa
  • Karasagoi
  • Kawari
  • Doitsu Kawari
  • Ki Ko Shusui
  • Kigoi
  • Doitsu Kigoi
  • Kikokuryu
  • Beni Kikokuryu
  • Kin Kikokuryu
  • Kin Kabuto
  • Kanoko Kohaku
  • Koshi
  • Kosui
  • Kumonryu
  • Beni Kumonryu
  • Ki Matsuba
  • Aka Matsuba
  • Doitsu Aka Matsuba
  • Doitsu Ki Matsuba
  • Matsukawabake
  • Doitsu Midorigoi
  • Momiji
  • Aka Muji
  • Shiro Muji
  • Ochiba Sigure
  • Doitsu Ochiba Sigure
  • Kage Showa
  • Boke Showa
  • Showa Shusui
  • Soragoi
  • Doitsu Soragoi
  • Striped Doitsugoi
  • Kage Hi Utsuri
  • Kage Shiro Utsuri
  • Cha Utsuri
  • Yotsujiro
  • Zuiun or Auspicious Cloud

Kin Gin Rin

  • Ginrin Asagi
  • Ginrin Bekko
  • Ginrin Benigoi
  • Pearl Scale Chagoi
  • Ginrin Chagoi
  • Ginga
  • Ginrin Goshike
  • Kawari
  • Ginrin Kigoi
  • Ginrin Kohaku
  • Ginrin Matsukawabake
  • Ginrin Doitsu Ochiba
  • Ginrin Ochibashigure
  • Ginrin Sanke
  • Ginrin Sanke Goshike
  • Ginrin Showa
  • Ginrin Ki Showa
  • Ginrin Kin Showa
  • Ginrin Showa
  • Ginrin Hi Showa
  • Ginrin Soragoi
  • Ginrin Hi Utsuri
  • Ginrin Ki Utsuri
  • Ginrin Shiro Utsuri

By Blogger KoiLover


Koi Classification & Types I


  • Asagi
  • Hi Asagi
  • Kanoko Asagi


  • Doitsu Bekko
  • Ki Bekko
  • Aka Bekko
  • Hageshiro


  • Goshiki
  • Budo Goshiki
  • Doitsu Goshiki
  • Kage Goshiki
  • Sanke Goshiki
  • Showa Goshiki
  • Doitsu Showa Goshiki


  • Doitsu Gin Shiro Bekko
  • Enyu
  • Ginsui
  • Doitsu Hariwake
  • Ginrin Hariwake
  • Lemon Hariwake
  • Orenji Hariwake
  • Hesei Nishiki
  • Kikusui
  • Kinsui
  • Platinum Kohaku
  • Koshi Nishiki
  • Fancy Kujaku
  • Kujaku
  • Doitsu Kujaku
  • Ginrin Kujaku
  • Metallic Ochiba
  • Ginrin Sakura
  • Shochikubai
  • Yamato Nishiki


  • Gin Kabuto
  • Ginbo
  • Kinbo
  • Doitsu Gin Matsuba
  • Ginrin Aka Matsuba
  • Aka Matsuba
  • Gin Matsuba
  • Kin Matsuba
  • Ki Matsuba
  • Mizuho Ogon
  • Nezu Ogon
  • Doitsu Orenji Ogon
  • Ginrin Orenji Ogon
  • Orenji Ogon
  • German Scales Orenji Ogon
  • Doitsu Platinum
  • Platinum
  • Ginrin Platinum
  • Cream Yamabuki
  • Doitsu Yamabuki
  • Ginrin Yamabuki
  • Yamabuki

By Blogger KoiLover

Rare Koi Types

Few of Rare Nishikigoi Types

  • Cha Utsuri
  • Doitsu Ai Goromo
  • Doitsu Hageshiro
  • Doitsu Hajiro
  • Doitsu Ki Matsuba
  • Doitsu Karashigoi
  • Doitsu Kin Showa
  • Ginkabuto
  • Gin Shiro Utsuri
  • Ginga
  • Ginrin Doitsu Ochiba
  • Ginrin Kin Showa
  • Koromo Kousui
  • Koromo Sanke
  • Koromo Showa
  • Koromo Shusui
  • Narumi Asagi Goshiki
  • Sumi Goshiki
  • Matsuba Goshiki
  • Goshiki Sanke
  • Goshiki Showa
  • Hageshiro
  • Kagamigoi (Ki Shusui)
  • Kage Hi Utsuri
  • Kin Kage Hi Utsuri
  • Kage Shiro Utsuri
  • Kage Showa
  • Kanoko Asagi
  • Kanoko Kigoi
  • Kanoko Kohaku
  • Kanoko Sanke
  • Kanoko Showa
  • Kawarigoi
  • Ki Bekko
  • Ki Matsuba
  • Kanoko Showa
  • Ki Bekko
  • Kin Chagoi
  • Kinkabuto
  • Koshi
  • Kuro Ogon
  • Ochiba Utsuri
  • Pearl Ginrin Kohaku
  • Pearl Ginrin Sanke
  • Pearl Shusui
  • Narumi Asagi
  • Sakura Ogon
  • Showa Shusui
  • Shunrai
  • Suminagashi
  • Sumire
  • Taki Asagi
  • Tora Ogon
  • Uguisu

By Blogger KoiLover

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Brief History of Nishikigoi


Koi have been kept in Japan

  • It is estimated that Koi have been raised since BC.
  • Koi bones have been excavated from a shell midden dating back to the Yayoi Period (500BC – 250AD).
  • Koi inhabited Japanese rivers and lakes at least two thousand years ago.
  • It is suggested that in the early days people caught them for food and then, as time went by, they were kept in ponds as a readily available nutritional source.

Koi become established in Japan

  • Houses with a garden and pond became popular among aristocrats in the Heian Period (794-1185).
  • Koi were kept in the pond for appreciation and, perhaps more significantly, as an important source of nutrition.

Koi turn into Nishikigoi in Japan

  • It was many years later that Koi turned into Nishikigoi.
  • Higoi and Shirogoi were first noticed in late Edo Period (1603-1868).
  • After that, hi patches started to appear in various parts of the Shirogoi’s body and, before long, Koi with hi patterns on shiroji, which ultimately became the foundation of Kohaku, appeared.
  • People started to intentionally cross breed them, eventually they turned Koi into the beautiful form that Nishikigoi are today.
  • Those people were the farmers of the twenty villages of Yamakoshi in the Echigo region in Niigata Prefecture.

By Blogger KoiLover