Greenville, VA – The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) has named Nymphaea ‘Scarlet Flame’ as the 2012 Collector’s Aquatic Plant of the Year. This tropical waterlily boasts uniquely-shaped, large red flowers containing over 100 petals and petalloid stamens. ‘Scarlet Flame’ was introduced by Florida Aquatic Nurseries and received first place in the Tropical Day-Blooming category of the IWGS 2011 New Waterlily Competition.
“Scarlet Flame’ is truly unique in its appearance and stands in a league of its own,” said Brandon McLane of Florida Aquatic Nurseries. “This free-flowering tropical waterlily produces up to 3 blooms at a time and is accented by bright green pads with red undersides. We’re quite pleased with the results.”
IWGS will be the only source for limited supplies of N. ‘Scarlet Flame’ in 2012, until it becomes available in the retail market no earlier than spring of 2013.
The Collector’s Aquatic Plant of the Year program provides a limited opportunity to purchase new and/or rare aquatic plants prior to widespread distribution while also serving as a fundraiser for the Society.
To purchase Nymphaea ‘Scarlet Flame’ or to learn more about the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, visit www.iwgs.org or call (540) 337-4507.