Famous French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) used water lily as an object in his oil paintings of water lily series to express his emotional response towards the environment. More recently, water lily tattoos are popular among women all over the world. As tattoo, water lily portrays purity of heart.
Apart from color and beauty, planting water lily in water gardens has several other advantages as well. The shade provided by flower to the water prevent growth of algae. Thus water lily keeps the water bodies clean. Moreover, it protects various types of small fishes and aquatic animals living in the water from their predators.