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Nelumbo or Nymphaea in Miami?

Posted by anyaperfumer 10b (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 29, 09 at 15:50


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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RE: Nelumbo or Nymphaea in Miami?

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.

RE: Nelumbo or Nymphaea in Miami?

Check out Texas water lily the have a nice collection Hightider

RE: Nelumbo or Nymphaea in Miami?

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?

RE: Nelumbo or Nymphaea in Miami?

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.

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