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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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Well Fed Waterlilies…

Well Fed Waterlilies…

How do your waterlilies perform? Most comercially available new varieties of waterlilies are pretty good bloomers, as are many old ones. Many tropical waterlilies will have an enormous amount of blooms when properly planted. 1. Do you have the right size container?A two gallon container is pretty standard for medium water gardens but most lilies […]

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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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New Nymphaea Nightblooming Species from India, Celon Pink

New Nymphaea Nightblooming Species from India, Celon Pink

Brought to trade in Thailand but found in India, the IWPR has recently finished research into this plant named Celon Pink prior to the study. This night bloomer is very nice with light pink outer sepals and white interior petals and bright yellow stamens. Tim Davis and Ken Landon speak briefly about this exciting new […]

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Victoria Waterlilies, up close with Tim Davis

Victoria Waterlilies, up close with Tim Davis

About two nights before the 2010 International Waterlily and Water Garden Society Symposium and Lilyfest 2010 Civic League Park was very ready for the onset of tourists. Tim Davis took our camera down into the perfect main pool for some up close shots of Victoria Cruziana and Victoria Longwood. He shows you the emerging pads, […]

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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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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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