Design Scene Stealers

Published on March 1, 2011

Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ Arguably the most attention-grabbing aquatic plant out there, the Victoria waterlily boasts giant floating leaves (also called “platters”) that can grow to 7´ or more in diameter in a single growing season. Lined on the undersides with sharp thorns and an impressive network of thick veins that aid in buoyancy, the leaves have upturned edges that are a bronzy red in color and are complemented by night-blooming flowers which open pure white on the first night, then transition to deep pink by the second night of bloom. You’ll want to make sure your pond is large enough to handle a full-sized plant, which can cover over 15´ of surface area! (Also seen on the cover of this issue.)
Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ Arguably the most attention-grabbing aquatic plant out there, the Victoria waterlily boasts giant floating leaves (also called “platters”) that can grow to 7´ or more in diameter in a single growing season. Lined on the undersides with sharp thorns and an impressive network of thick veins that aid in buoyancy, the leaves have upturned edges that are a bronzy red in color and are complemented by night-blooming flowers which open pure white on the first night, then transition to deep pink by the second night of bloom. You’ll want to make sure your pond is large enough to handle a full-sized plant, which can cover over 15´ of surface area! (Also seen on the cover of this issue.)

If you’re looking for a way to give your customers’ ponds or your retail water feature displays star quality this season – the kind of appeal that makes visitors stop dead in their tracks and sets flashbulbs popping – consider adding one or more of the following power players to your ponds.

**See Images for descriptions of**
Victoria ‘Longwwood Hybrid’
Waterlilies (nymphaea) Hardy and Tropical
Mosaic Plant • Ludwigia Sedioides
Taro • Colocasia Hybrids
Alligator Flag • Thalia spp.
Egyptian Papyrus • Cyperus papyrus
Lotus • Nelumbo hybrids
Hibiscus
Canna
Iris

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