2014 Waterlily Competition Winners

2014 IWGS New Waterlily Competition Winners

Congratulations to all winners of the 2014 New Waterlily Competition! Entries were grown at Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado under the direction of senior horticulturist, Tamara Kilbane. A panel of 16 esteemed judges from various backgrounds and countries judged the contest between October 3rd and 13th.

All photos provided by Tamara Kilbane.

THE JUDGES

The judging panel consisted of 12 experienced growers and professionals around the world:

  • James Allison (Aquapic Solutions)
  • Rich Sacher (American Aquatic Gardens)
  • Tom Gleeson
  • Derek Lyle (Missouri Botanic Gardens)
  • Carlos Magdelena (Kew Gardens)
  • Tim Jennings (Longwood Gardens)
  • Kelly Billing (Maryland Aquatic Nurseries)
  • Deb Spencer (Water’s Edge)
  • Dave Brigante (Hughes Water Gardens)
  • John Loggins (Lonestar Aquatic Nursery)
  • Danny Benjamin (Hazorea Aquatics)
  • John Sou (Water Garden Paradise)
  • Iain McGregor (Water Garden Life)
  • Paula Biles
  • Miguel Castillo (Jardin Botanico de la UCV)
  • Farley See (Moore Water Gardens)

THE WINNERS

The votes have been counted and the results for the 2015 IWGS New Waterlily Competition winners are listed below:

2014 IWGS Best Overall New Waterlily:

Nymphaea 'Milky Way'

Nymphaea ‘Milky Way’
by Buafah Garden, Thailand

2014 IWGS Best New Hardy Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Lemon Meringue'

1st Place

Nymphaea ‘Lemon Meringue’
by Tony Moore, USA

Nymphaea 'Siam Beauty'

2nd Place 

Nymphaea ‘Siam Beauty’
by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand


2014 IWGS Best New Tropical Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Milky Way'

1st Place

Nymphaea ‘Milky Way’
by Buafah Garden, Thailand

Nymphaea 'Morada Bay 2'

2nd Place

Nymphaea ‘Morada Bay’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries


2014 IWGS Best New Intersubgeneric (ISG) Waterlily

Nymphaea 'Siam Purple 2'

1st Place

Nymphaea Siam Purple 2
by Pairat Songpanich, Thailand

Nymphaea 'Sangria'

2nd Place

Nymphaea ‘Sangria’
by Florida Aquatic Nurseries, USA