IWGS 2011 New Waterlily Competition Winners

Siam Purple 1, Best New Waterlily of 2011 First Place ISG Hybrid
Siam Purple 1, Best New Waterlily of 2011 First Place ISG Hybrid

The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) is proud to announce the 2011 winners of the 14th annual New Waterlily Competition. Waterlily hybrids were grown out and photographed at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina under the supervision of horticulturist, Tamara Kilbane. Entries from around the world were judged from September 6th-9th, 2011 by an international panel of 12 aquatic plant experts. In addition, online and on-site voting was open to the public for People’s Choice Awards.

This year’s winners include:

• Best New Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Siam Purple 1’
by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand
• 2nd Best New Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Tuonta’
by Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand
• 1st Place Hardy Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Pink Dawn’
by Dustin Machinsky, USA
• 2nd Place Hardy Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Tanpong’
by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand
• 1st Place Tropical Day-Blooming Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Scarlet Flame’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA
• 2nd Place Tropical Day-Blooming Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Valentine’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA
• 1st Place Tropical Night-Blooming Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Rojjana Ubol’
by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand
• 2nd Place Tropical Night-Blooming Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Ploi Jear’
by Teanchai Teandatesakun, Thailand
• 1st Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Siam Purple 1’
by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand
• 2nd Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Tuonta’
by Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand
• Anecphya Hybrid Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Blue Cloud’
by Ken Landon, USA

Results of the People’s Choice Awards include:

• 1st Place Hardy Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Siam Nymph’
by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand
• 2nd Place Hardy Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Pink Dawn’
by Dustin Machinsky, USA
• 1st Place Tropical Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Scarlet Flame’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA
• 2nd Place Tropical Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Chularat’
by Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand
• 1st Place Tropical Night-Blooming Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Rojjana Ubol’
by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand
• 2nd Place Tropical Night-Blooming Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Ploi Jear’
by Teanchai Teandatesakun, Thailand
• 1st Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Chanvit’
by Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand
• 2nd Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Tuonta’
by Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand
• Anecphya Hybrid Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Blue Cloud’
by Ken Landon, USA

This year’s international panel of judges consisted of John Loggins of Lone Star Aquatics, Farley See of Moore Water Gardens, Craig Presnell of Luster Aquatic Nurseries, Kit Knotts of Water Gardeners International, James Allison of Aquapic Consulting, Rich Sacher of American Aquatic Gardens, Tim Jennings of Longwood Gardens, Jim Purcell of Oregon Aquatics, Kelly Billing of Maryland Aquatic Nurseries, Stu Schuck of Charleston Aquatic Nurseries, Marc Hachadourian of New York Botanical Gardens, and Deb Spencer of Waters Edge.

To view all photos of the New Waterlily Competition winners or to learn more about the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, log onto www.iwgs.org or call
540-337-4507.

Please see the pictures that go with this article.

The International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society (IWGS) is a non-profit organization of multi-national membership dedicated to the furtherance of all aspects of water gardens and their associated plants. The IWGS supports and promotes education, research, and conservation in these areas and serves as the official registrar of Nymphaeaceae and Nelumbonaceae.

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