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Giant Water Lily, Giant Waterlily, Giant Water Platter 'Longwood Hybrid'

Victoria

Family: Nymphaeaceae (nim-fee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Victoria (vic-TOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Longwood Hybrid

Category:

Ponds and Aquatics

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lakeland, Florida

Keithville, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Oct 6, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A bit of background on the cultivar's name and origins.

According to their website, Longwood Gardens is the worlds premier horticultural display garden. It offers 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants and spectacular fountains. Located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and was created by American industrialist Pierre S. du Pont in the early 20th century. In 1946 the gardens were turned over to a foundation set up by Mr. du Pont; after his death in 1954 Longwood's first director was hired.

Many plant cultivars have been named for Longwood Gardens; this tropical, "platter" water lily is among them.

In the early 1960s, ... read more

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