First Euryale Ferox bloom of season

New Albany, MS(Zone 7a)

I have been petting this plant all summer. Finally got my first bloom. Leaves are now 3 foot in diameter. Spread is about 5 -6 foot. Guess my petting paid off.

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Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Wow - what a pretty flower. The spines sure look mean!!

New Albany, MS(Zone 7a)

The flower is tri colored and the thorns are awsome. Really hurts when it gets you. Was lucky to have this bloom show up above water. Normally they bloom underwater. This lily is a cousin to the Victoria lily's. Not as big but a nice specimen to have in a water garden.

Cicero, NY(Zone 5a)

Is it hardy for you there?

New Albany, MS(Zone 7a)

No. It is much like Victoria. Not easy to over winter. Have to restart every year from seed.

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