An old classmate/friend, who also owns about 100 acres behind us, stopped by the other day. When he noticed my container ponds with water lilies he said "I sure hope you didn't pay for those!". Naturally, I said that I had. Why? He said that one of his ponds is full of water lilies and that I could have all I wanted. My first thought was "Go get your tractor, let's get them now!" But what I said was, "Sounds great. I'll let you know." I was wondering if they might be either the wrong kind for a container? Or what if they had some sort of disease or something? Has anyone successfully grown water lilies from "the wild"?