|Waterlily pools in front of the Conservatory.|
Currently the leaves on the young Victoria lilies are about 2 feet in diameter, but they should reach about 6 feet in diameter when full grown. The Victoria amazonica 'Longwood Hybrid' is a cultivar that has a green upper leaf surface and bright red underside. The edges turn up about 4-inches to form a lip which shows the bright underside of the leaf. The Victoria waterlilies were grown by Bill Bonwell at Stony Mountain Nursery. Bill specializes in waterlilies and other water plants. He did a wonderful job for us and helped us install the plants in the pools.
|The waterlilies were grown in large tubs that we submerged in the lily pools.|
|Karin Stretchko (Conservatory Horticulturist), Grace Chapman, and Bill Bonwell|
|The Victoria waerlilies will eventually fill the pools when they are full grown.|