Today's bloom is Amazon Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)

Bloom of the Day for March 5th, 2010:

Type of plant: Ponds and Aquatics

Bloom color: Pink, White/Near White

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 10a to Zone 11

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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plantladylin wrote:
What a great picture, very interesting with the lily pads and the rippling water.

Kell wrote:
Hi plantladylin! You are so loyal to BOTD photos! So gracious too! I loved seeing that thin red stem too that attaches to that great pad. I am always attracted to plants that have such great texture and color. Oh to have a pond filled with them! Mature ones are so full of texture and great form!

PotEmUp wrote:
Thanks for the positive comments. I would love the pond, but only if I had the maintenance staff to take care of it. The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is a wonder place. Their sculpture of this water lily is just fabulous. You can walk under it.

onewish1 wrote:
fantastic shot!