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‘Frank Trelease’ Night-Blooming Tropical Water Lily

Item # 10-2008


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.

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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.

Preferred Growing Conditions:
Sun to full sun.
USDA zone: 10-11
Spread: Up to 3'.
Botanical Name:
Nymphaea 'Frank Trelease'

This table shows the estimated shipping weeks for destinations to USA states. These dates can change depending on weather and how strong the plants are at that time. For example, a wet spring will have many clouds leading to less sunshine. Thus, the plants may need a bit longer to grow strong enough for transplanting and transit. With the planet heating up, a warm spring may help the plants grow strong enough to ship before the dates in this table. This applies to pick-ups a well as shipping.

End of April: FL, LA, TX
First Week of May: AL, AZ, GA, MS, NM, OK
Second Week of May: AR, CA, NV, NC, SC, TN
Third Week of May: CO, KS, KY, MO, UT, VA, WV
Fourth Week of May: CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WY


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