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‘Fire Opal’ Hardy Water Lily
Unlike other water lilies, the resilient ‘Fire Opal’ can endure higher temperatures. This prolific bloomer greets the day with its early morning blossoms, being one of the first to bloom in the year and the last to produce blooms in the fall. Like tropical water lilies, this flower gracefully emerges 4-5 inches above the water’s surface, while its sepals bend over, creating an enchanting spectacle.
The ‘Fire Opal’ water lily has a wonderful glow of yellow to orange-pink color in the many stalactite peach petals. The flower typically rises upwards to 4-5 inches above the water’s surface like the tropical water lilies. The sepals will bend over similar to other tropical water lilies making an attractive sight.
The hardy ‘Fire Opal’ can withstand higher temperatures than other water lilies.
It is a profuse bloomer that opens early in the morning. it’s one of the first to bloom in the year and the last to produce blooms in the fall.
This ‘Fire Opal’ water lily resembles M. Marliac’s 1908 Odalisque also known as ‘Opalisque’ that was hybridized by Charles Masters during his work with Tricker’s in the 1930s. The staff referred to it as Fire Opal because of the wonderful flower description of pinks and orange and relative identification with ‘Opalisque’, and thus its descriptive name.
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