Sonoran Water Gardens is Proud to Offer Three, Brand New Tropical Waterlily Varieties for 2016

Published on April 26, 2016

These exciting new varieties represent the first introductions from hybridist Scott Butler-Sofran.

Cultivar Name: Nymphaea ‘Green Wonder’ – Tropical Waterlily (Day-Blooming)

Originator: Scott Butler-Sofran / Sonoran Water Gardens

Parentage: UnknownN. 'Green Wonder'  1

Description: Unique green flowers with striking variegated foliage. The flowers are cup shaped and chartreuse green in color. ’Green Wonder’ is a prolific bloomer and is more of a true green than N. ’Green Smoke’ Leaves are bright green, heavily mottled with purple and chocolate; undersides flecked with blue and purple. Medium spread makes it ideal for most ponds. Seedling was discovered in 2013 growing in bed of mixed tropical waterlilies. 

 

Cultivar Name: Nymphaea ‘Pink Cup’ – Tropical Waterlily (Night-Blooming)

Originator: Scott Butler-Sofran / Sonoran Water Gardens

Parentage: Nymphaea ‘Red Cup’ x N. ‘Wood’s White Knight’N. 'Pink Cup'  01

Description: Bright pink cup shaped flowers with softly curving petals. New leaves emerge bronze-red, becoming greener as they age. Bright green veins prominent, especially early and late in the season. An excellent bloomer, ‘Pink Cup’ has been the first night-bloomer to begin blooming (outdoors) each year at the nursery . ’Pink Cup’ has more compact spread than most night-blooming varieties making it ideal for most ponds. Hybridized in 2013; N. ‘Red Cup’ being the seed bearing plant.

 

Cultivar Name: Nymphaea ‘Scotia’ – Tropical Waterlily (Day-Blooming)

Originator: Scott Butler-Sofran / Sonoran Water Gardens

Parentage: UnknownN. 'Scotia' 1

Description: Stunning violet-blue flowers with glowing yellow-green in the center. The flowers are star shaped, becoming semi-double when mature. The leaves are as unique as the flowers; heart-shaped, avocado green with beautiful chocolate mottling above and pinkish-purple underneath, with deep purple specks and bright green veins. ’Scotia’ is a prolific bloomer, frequently producing clusters of 3 or more flowers at a time. Medium spread makes it ideal for most ponds. Seedling was discovered in 2014.

For more information contact
Sonoran Water Gardens,
855/328-9138,
sonoranwatergarden.com
info@sonoranwatergardens.com.

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