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‘St. Louis’ Tropical Water Lily

Item # 10-1036

$50.00

This ‘St. Louis’ tropical water lily has large star-shaped blossoms that are a brilliant yellow surrounding the deeper yellow stamens. The pads are oval-round, pea green above heavily mottled with bronze and more pale underneath.

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Description

Grow this sunshine water lily with large star shaped blossoms with a brilliant yellow surrounding the deeper yellow stamens. The pads are oval-round, pea green above heavily mottled with bronze and more pale underneath.

History: The ‘St. Louis’ water lily was the first patented water lily in 1933 hybridized by George Pring at the Missouri Botanical Garden. It was the first tropical water lily that was awarded the Henry Shaw Gold Medal at the National Flower Show.

Prior to 1933 there were no yellow flowered tropical hybrid water lilies offered. In 1890 a yellow flowered water lily was discovered in a remote part of Africa but lost.

In 1932,  this water lily was rediscovered. A pod of seed was sent to the Missouri Botanical Gardens but only one seed germinated. It was hybridized by George Pring with another variety at the Missouri Botanical Gardens and from that cross was produced the one now being disseminated as the yellow flowering ‘‘St. Louis’’.

The exclusive distribution rights were given to the William Tricker company. It was the first water lily patented under the patent laws of the United States.

The 1933 William Tricker Catalog introduced this rare yellow flowered tropical water lily to the world.

Preferred Growing Conditions:
Sun to full sun.
USDA Zone: 10
Size:
Grows to 6"-10".
Leaf pads: 6"
Spread: to 6'
Botanical Name:
Nymphaea 'St. Louis"
Hybridized By:
George Pring in 1933.

Spring Shipping Schedule: Preorder Season Expected Ship Dates

This is the expected shipping weeks for preorder season that is about December through April. Plants cannot be shipped until they are strong enough for transit and the weather from Ohio to you is warm enough so that the lifeforms can survive overnight stops. If the spring weather is sunny and warm in northern Ohio, then some plants may ship earlier. If the spring weather has a lot of storms, cloudy weather and is cool, then some plants need a tad more time to get strong enough for transit.

Tentative Ship WeekStates
Last week of AprilFL, LA, TX
First week of MayAL, AZ, GA, HI, MS, NM, OK
Second week of MayAR, CA, NC, NV, SC, TN
Third week of MayCO, KY, KS, MO, UT, VA, WV
Last week of MayCT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, VT, WA, WI, WY

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