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‘Frank Trelease’ Night-Blooming Tropical Water Lily
The ‘Frank Trelease’ water lily displays vibrant crimson petals and typically grows to a size of eight to ten inches. In ancient texts, this particular water lily was referred to as the ‘Iridescent’ water lily due to its captivating color that becomes more pronounced at dusk.
Size: Spread: Up to 3'.
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This ‘Frank Trelease’ water lily has glowing crimson petals with blossoms often eight to ten inches in size. In historic writings this water lily was considered the ‘Iridescent’ water lily with the glowing color shown as dusk approaches.
Its stamens are dark reddish brown. the pads are bronze on the top side and mottled greenish brown on the bottom side.
After introduction of the ‘Frank Trelease’ water lily in 1900, it was found proudly displayed in the water garden pools of botanical establishments. This display can be seen in century old photographs similar to the photograph image of circa 1914.
Grow ‘Frank Trelease’ and find out why this night blooming water lily has endured over 110 years of satisfaction! There is absolutely no doubt the dark bronze pads with iridescent flowers will not only amaze you but your friends!
Hybridized By: Introduced in 1900 by James Gurney at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri.
USDA zone: 10-11
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