Top Waterlily Varieties Revealed

Top Waterlily Varieties Revealed

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The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) has announced the winners of its 13th annual waterlily competition.

This year’s winners include:

–Best New Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Wanvisa’ by N. Nopchai Chansilpa
–Second Best New Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Bimini Twist’ by Florida Aquatic Nurseries

–Best New Hardy Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Wanvisa’ by Chansilpa
–Second Best New Hardy Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Pink Dawn’ by Dustin Machinsky

–Best New Tropical Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Bimini Twist’ by Florida Aquatic Nurseries
–Second Best New Tropical Waterlily: Tropical TBA-01 (not yet named) by Luster Aquatic Nurseries

–Best New Tropical Night-Blooming Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Maeploi’ by Sompom Janjunjern
–Second Best New Tropical Night-Blooming Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Ploi Praow’ by Primlarp Wasuwat

–Best New Intersubgeneric Waterlily: Nymphaea ‘Siam Pink’ by Pairat Songpanich

Waterlily hybrids were grown at the Sarah P. Duke Botanical Gardens in Durham, N.C., under the supervision of horticulturist Tamara Kilbane. Entries from around the world were judged in early September by an international panel of 12 aquatic plant experts representing four countries.

To view photos of the new hybrid waterlilies or learn more about the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, visit www.iwgs.org.

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