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Waterlily Growing Area

Waterlily Growing Area

Nearly 80% of the waterlilies are now entering blooming size at our southern growing facility where most of our plants are shipped to homeowners and nurseries. Below are a few of the beds where the waterlilies are grown. We will post more in coming days but here are a few so that you can see […]

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Jennifer Rebecca, by Ken Landon

Jennifer Rebecca, by Ken Landon

One of my very favorite waterlilies from Ken Landon he developed back around 1990 and has been in the trade for a few years. Jennifer Rebecca is a very deep red nightblooming waterlily that can stay open very late each morning and will not wilt as other deep red waterlilies do in the summer heat. […]

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Extinct Waterlily Species N. capensis var Zanzibariensis

Extinct Waterlily Species N. capensis var Zanzibariensis

Still alive in choice collections such as the International Waterlily Collection and a few growers for crossing hybrids. This African native waterlily species is extinct in nature. Species waterlilies are important as you cannot develop strong hybrids the further away from the species material that you have. You begin getting mutations and poor plant qualities. […]

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Peach Blow –  Viviparous Waterlilies

Peach Blow – Viviparous Waterlilies

Peach Blow, one of our best selling pink waterlilies, a mildly viviparous hybrid created by George Pring. It’s date of origin and publication is 1941. It has peach pink yellow petals shaped in a round shape. It has light green pads. With a recent visit with Longwood Gardens Waterlily expert Patrick Nutt he mentioned what a […]

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‘TANZANITE’ Waterlily Has Arrived

‘TANZANITE’ Waterlily Has Arrived

Would you like to have some nice waterlilies sold locally? Pond Megastore and Champion Bay Aquatics will be adding Tanzanite and about 8 other waterlilies to a list close to 200 other water lilies this spring which are shipped wholesale grown / blooming size to Garden Centers and Landscapers all over the United States.  Tanzanite […]

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Ken Landon: Magnificent work

Ken Landon: Magnificent work

Ken Landon of the International Waterlily Collection in San Angelo Texas is often featured on this blog for his many accomplishments. Today we are publishing his introduction video of “Blue Cloud”. This is one of the best attractions to Civic League Park, and Australian waterlily from Gigantea crossed back over and over again over the […]

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Brandon McLane (Part 1) Hybridizing Waterlilies

Brandon McLane (Part 1) Hybridizing Waterlilies

The History of Florida Aquatic Nurseries goes back 50 years and the water garden division stems back to the early 1990s. Brandon McLane (3rd Generation family business after Dr. William and Brad, his grandfather and father respectively) introduces a brief history of chance seedlings from Blue Spider, William McLane, to Key Lime, Bull’s Eye, and […]

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EXCLUSIVE CONTENT – World introduction to Ken Landon’s Tropical Waterlily Tuber Storage up to 10 years.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT – World introduction to Ken Landon’s Tropical Waterlily Tuber Storage up to 10 years.

This video is exclusive, it can be shared with permission. Ken Landon recently (Sept 2010) shared his way of tropical lily tuber storage. For years the jar sand method over 1 season has resulted in about 20% mortaility. That of course is not good especially when you have nearly 2000 lilies and 90% of the […]

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Showstopper “Blue Cloud”

Showstopper “Blue Cloud”

The ULTIMATE Waterlily. Ken Landon crossed and back crossed a semi cool tolerant Austrailian. He also has this in a yellow and pink variety though has yet to release them. Some of these blooms are 6 inches bigger then an adult mans head.

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introducing ‘Tropic Sunset’

From Florida Aquatics, “Tropic Sunset is a great new hybrid waterlily from Florida aquatics. Red and green mottled pads with multi-tone autumn colored flowers. 2-5 flowers per day are common. Nymphaea ‘Tropic Sunset’ represents a true breakthrough in Tropical Waterlilies. It is the only viviparous tropical waterlily that exhibits an autumn flower color on the […]

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