Gardens Best water lilies
are the best waterlily varieties to grow for cut flowers?
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!
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.