Friday, May 05, 2017

Hardy Water Lily ‘Texas Dawn’

Hardy Water Lily ‘Texas Dawn’
Nymphaea cv.

Little did I know that this flower is actually the Official State Waterlily of Texas. I can see why they picked it. The color is unusually bright and warm. It blooms a lot too.

Texan Kenneth Landon developed this unique cultivar by in 1985. He almost single handily started the International Water lily Collection in San Angelo, Texas.

I took this picture last summer at the pond between the glass houses at the NYBG.

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