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2012 New Waterlily Competition Winners

Congratulations to all winners of the New Waterlily Competition, which were grown out at Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado under the direction of horticulturist, Tamara Kilbane. A panel of esteemed judges from various backgrounds and countries judged the contest between September 14th and September 20th.

In addition, online and on-site voting was open to the public for the annual People's Choice Awards. This year's judges included James Allison of Aquapic Solutions, Craig Presnell of Luster Aquatic Nurseries, Tim Jennings of Longwood Botanical Gardens, Jim Purcell of Oregon Aquatics, Kelly Billing of Maryland Aquatic Nurseries, Stu Schuck of Charleston Aquatic Nurseries, Deb Spencer of Water's Edge, Dave Brigante of Hughes Water Gardens, and Danny Benjamin of Hazorea Aquatics.

A special thank you also to everyone involved in making the 2012 competition a success: http://iwgs.org/2012-nwc-thank-you/

All photos provided by Tamara Kilbane.

 

Best New Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Tropic Punch'
Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA

Waterlily

 

2nd Best New Waterlily

Unnamed
Mike Giles, USA

Waterlily

 

1st Place Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Manee Red'
Pairat Songpanich, Thailand

Waterlily

 

2nd Place Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Pink Pom Pom'
Tony Moore, USA

Nymphaea Pink Pom Pom

 

1st Place Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Tropic Punch'
Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA

Nymphaea 'Tropic Punch'

 

2nd Place Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Sand Pearl'
Lonestar Aquatic Nursery, USA

Waterlily

 

1st Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily

Unnamed
Mike Giles, USA

Intersubgeneric Waterlily

 

2nd Place Intersubgeneric Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Florida Aquatic Nurseries' Deep Purple'
Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA

Nymphaea 'Deep Purple'