The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) announces *Nymphaea* ‘Scarlet Flame’ as the 2012 Collector’s Aquatic Plant of the Year. This tropical water lily boasts uniquely-shaped, large red flowers containing over 100 petals and petalloid stamens. ‘Scarlet Flame’ was introduced by Florida Aquatic Nurseries and received 1st Place in the Tropical Day-Blooming category of the IWGS 2011 New Water Lily Competition.
“‘Scarlet Flame’ is truly unique in its appearance and stands in a league of its own,” says Brandon McLane of Florida Aquatic Nurseries. “This free-flowering tropical water lily produces up to 3 blooms at a time and is accented by bright green pads with red undersides. We’re quite pleased with the results.”
The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society is proud to feature *Nymphaea* ‘Scarlet Flame’ as this year’s Collector’s Aquatic Plant of the Year. This is an exclusive arrangement which means the IWGS will be the only source for limited supplies of N. ‘Scarlet Flame’ in 2012, until it becomes available in the retail market no earlier than spring of 2013.
The Collector’s Aquatic Plant of the Year program provides a limited opportunity to purchase new and/or rare aquatic plants prior to widespread distribution while also serving as a fundraiser for the Society.
To purchase *Nymphaea* ‘Scarlet Flame’ or to learn more about the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, visit www.iwgs.org or call 540-337-4507.
The International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society (IWGS) is a non-profit organization of multinational 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*.