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