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2011 Waterlily Competition Winners

Congratulations to all winners of the New Waterlily Competition, which were grown out at The Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina under the direction of horticulturist, Tamara Kilbane. A panel of esteemed judges from various backgrounds and countries judged the contest between September 6th and September 9th.

In addition, online and on-site voting was open to the public for People's Choice Awards. This year's judges include John Loggins of Lone Star Aquatics, Farley See of Moore Water Gardens, Craig Presnell of Luster Aquatic Nurseries, Kit Knotts of Water Gardeners International, James Allison of Aquapic Consulting, Rich Sacher of American Aquatic Gardens, Tim Jennings of Longwood Gardens, Jim Purcell of Oregon Aquatics, Kelly Billing of Maryland Aquatic Nurseries, Stu Schuck of Charleston Aquatic Nurseries, Marc Hachadourian of New York Botanical Gardens, and Deb Spencer of Waters Edge.

All photos provided by Tamara L Kilbane.

Best New Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Siam Purple 1'
Pairat Songpanich, Thailand

Nymphaea Siam Purple

 

2nd Best New Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Tuonta'
Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand

Nymphaea Tuonta

1st Place Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Pink Dawn'
Dustin Machinsky, USA

Nymphaea Pink Dawn

2nd Place Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Tanpong'
Pairat Songpanich, Thailand

Nymphaea Tanpong

1st Place Tropical Day-Blooming Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Scarlet Flame'
Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA

Nymphaea Scarlet Flame

2nd Place Tropical Day-Blooming Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Valentine'
Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA

Nymphaea Valentine

1st Place Night-Blooming Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Rojjana Ubol'
Pairat Songpanich, Thailand

Nymphaea Rojjana Ubol

2nd Place Night-Blooming Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Ploi Jear'
Teanchai Teandatesakun, Thailand

Nymphaea Ploi Jear

1st Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Siam Purple 1'
Pairat Songpanich, Thailand

Nymphaea Siam Purple

2nd Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Tuonta'
Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand

Nymphaea Tuonta

Anecphya

Nymphaea 'Blue Cloud'
Ken Landon, USA

Nymphaea Blue Cloud

People's Choice Awards

1st Place Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Siam Nymph'
Pairat Songpanich, Thailand

Nymphaea Siam Nymph

2nd Place Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Pink Dawn'
Dustin Machinsky, USA

Nymphaea Pink Dawn

1st Place Tropical Day-Blooming Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Scarlet Flame'
Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA

Nymphaea Scarlet Flame

2nd Place Tropical Day-Blooming Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Chularat'
Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand

Nymphaea Chularat

1st Place Tropical Night-Blooming Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Rojjana Ubol'
Pairat Songpanich, Thailand

Nymphaea Rojjana Ubol

2nd Place Tropical Night-Blooming Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Ploi Jear'
Teanchai Teandatesakun, Thailand

Nymphaea Ploi Jear

1st Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Chanvit'
Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand

Nymphaea Chanvit

2nd Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Tuonta'
Nopchai Chansilpa, Thailand

Nymphaea Tuonta

Anecphya

Nymphaea 'Blue Cloud'
Ken Landon, USA

Nymphaea Blue Cloud

The IWGS would like to recognize Sarah P. Duke Gardens and their enormous efforts for the 2011 Waterlily Competition and especially the dedication of Tamara Kilbane.

Duke Gardens is a public non-profit botanical garden with no admission fees that is supported by public donations. They are affiliated with Duke University and grow the hybrid Longwood Victoria, Euryale ferox, and about 30+ other varieties of waterlilies, as well as an array of marginal aquatics. They also maintain two other ponds that contain a broad range of waterlilies and marginal plants.

Tamara has nine years of experience working in the water gardening industry. She is also a freelance garden writer and photographer who has published articles promoting the New Waterlily Contest. Tamara is assisted by several Duke Gardens interns, the rest of the Duke Gardens Staff, and several volunteers.

They have proven they are a well-qualified and motivated team. The IWGS give their whole hearted thanks to Sarah P Duke Botanical Gardens and Tamara Kilbane for making the IWGS 2011 Waterlily Competition a success.