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WHAT are the best waterlily varieties to grow for cut flowers?


THEY are all pretty good, although the tropicals are most popular. The varieties most often used for this in NZ are 'Stellata', 'Pink Star', 'Siebert', and 'Black Prince'.

There is actually quite an active export trade in water lily flowers from NZ and they fetch good prices from markets as far away as the USA and Switzerland!

Weekend Gardener, Issue 92, 2002, Page 20

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.

Andrew Maloy Weekend Gardener

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