Nelumbo or Nymphaea in Miami?

anyaperfumer(10b)April 29, 2009


I see there are several forums here for pond and bog gardening, so I hope I found the right one. This one seemed to have a lot on plants.

I'm in love with the blue lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, and also the blue lily Nymphaea (not sure of the sp.) I want to find the most fragrant ones to grow here in Miami, but am having trouble finding local nurseries that carry them. There may be many nurseries, but I can't just google them, it seems. Can anyone help? TIA

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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Check with you local extension office and make sure that they are legal to grow in your state, William Trickers has many tropical lotus and lilies. I buy from them regularly because they have good stuff and great service.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2009 at 12:27AM
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hightider(z8 NC)

Check out Texas water lily the have a nice collection Hightider

    Bookmark   May 2, 2009 at 7:59AM
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Hi Aquawise - I did check with the co-op ext guy, and he gave me one lead, but the selection is limited, very limited. I'm also befuddled that so many sites I googled don't contain the botanical names. I've never seen so much disregard for a type of plant name before.

Hightider - is there a link?

    Bookmark   May 2, 2009 at 3:40PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

I think it is because most people do not know them by a botanical name. Or even know they have one. LOL to most its just Lotus or Lily. Did you check out Trickers? I know they have the blue ones.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2009 at 11:57PM
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