2009 Waterlily Competition Winners

Waterlily hybrids for the 2009 competition was grown out at The Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina.

The IWGS appreciates Sarah P. Duke Gardens for their enormous efforts for New Waterlily Competition and especially the dedication of Tamara Kilbane, who provided all photos.

The waterlily competition had 12 entries in the hardy and tropical categories. The 2009 Waterlily of the year award went to Nymphaea ‘Tanzanite’ by Florida Aquatic Nurseries. It was also the Best Tropical. The Second Best Tropical was Nymphaea ‘Hot Pink’ also by Florida Aquatic Nurseries. The Best Hardy was Nymphaea ‘Cliff Tiffany’ by Fourth Generation Nursery. The Second Best Hardy was Nymphaea ‘Cyprus Pink Star’ by Andreas Protopapas.

We want to extend our thanks for the hard work of the dedicated volunteers. Duke University also held their People’s Choice Awards on their web site in which anyone could vote for their favorite new hybrid in the contest. Nymphaea ‘Tanzanite’ by Florida Aquatic Nurseries was the Best Tropical in the Duke People’s Choice event. Nymphaea ‘Silver Moon’ by Louis Belloisy was the Second Best Tropical. Nymphaea ‘Rattana Ubol’ by Pairat Songpanich was The Best New Hardy in the Duke People’s Choice event. Hybrid 2007-1 by Andreas Protopapas was the Second Best Hardy. Congratulations go out to all of the winner’s in both contests. The real winners will be the consumers when some of these fantastic new hybrids make it into the market for us to buy.

THE WINNERS

2009 IWGS Best New Waterlily

Photo copyright: Florida Aquatic Nurseries. First day bloom

Nymphaea ‘Tanzanite’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries


2009 IWGS Best New Hardy Waterlily

1st Place

Nymphaea ‘Cliff Tiffany’
by Fourth Generation Nursery

Cyprus Pink Star photo by Andreas Protopapas
photo copyright: Andreas Protopapas

2nd Place 

Nymphaea ‘Cyprus Pink Star’
by Andreas Protopapas

 


2009 IWGS Best New Tropical Waterlily

Photo copyright: Florida Aquatic Nurseries. 2nd day bloom

1st Place

Nymphaea ‘Tanzanite’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries

Photo copyright: Florida Aquatic Nurseries.

2nd Place

Nymphaea ‘Hot Pink’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries


People’s Choice Awards

The results of the third annual People’s Choice Awards for the New Waterlily Competition were compiled by Tamara Kilbane of Duke Gardens. ‘Judges’ cast 1,675 votes in the public voting for the 2010 contest.


2009 People’s Choice Award

Best New Tropical Waterlily

Photo copyright: Florida Aquatic Nurseries. 2nd day bloom

1st Place People’s Choice

Nymphaea ‘Tanzanite’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries

Nymphaea ‘Silver Moon’

2nd Place People’s Choice

Nymphaea ‘Silver Moon’
by Louis Belloisy


2009 People’s Choice

Best New Hardy Waterlily

Photo copyright: Mr. Pairat Songpanich

1st Place People’s Choice

Nymphaea ‘Rattana Ubol’
by Pairat Songpanich

photo copyright: Andreas Protopapas

2nd Place People’s Choice

Hybrid 2007-1
by Andreas Protopapas