In my first planted tank experience I purchased several plants including a dwarf lily beginning to sprout from its bulb. So far the lily is doing fantastic and growing like crazy. I went to sleep last night and the lily was at one point, today it is at least 2 inches higher. As a complete beginner I am surprised with how well this plant is doing. In addition to it being easy for me to grow, it is a beautiful plant and my betta loves the pads that have not reached the surface of the tank.
So just thought I would give it a thumbs up and recommend it to other beginners.
My specs are: 2 fluval 13 watt lights, Fluval EBI tank, fluval shrimp stratum, ferts are flourish, excel, and iron. Photo period is about 12 hours.