originator – Latour-Marliac 1896
parentage – unknown
– characteristics –
Very free flowering.
– flowers –
Petal color: Very brilliant red.
Flower shape: Full, stellate.
Flower size: 10 – 13 cm.
Number of petals: 21 – 22.
– leaves –
Color: Green, new leaves dark green, blotched purple.
Leaf spread: 90 cm.
– comments –
This is a perfect waterlily for a tub garden or small pool. It performs best in northern regions, and it blooms freely all summer in zone 6b. As it tends to stop blooming in very hot weather. It is not recommended for southern regions.
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(All photos ©2009 Alice Galante)