COMPETITIONS

IWGS COMPETITIONS

In order to promote interest in hybridizing new colors, forms, and increased frequency of blooms of various sizes of both tropical and hardy waterlilies, the IWGS conducts an annual competition where hybridizers display their new creations. This exciting competition has resulted in the introduction of noteworthy new hybrids: plants with unusual flower shapes and colors; new leaf patterns and colors; and new viviparous lilies. 

 

What Judges Want - heavy blooming or improved blooming of similar plants cultivars, unique flower colors not already in the marketplace, ability to withstand extreme cold or warm temperatures without adverse effects, noticeable or intense fragrance, absence of deformities or irregularities, strong foliage that remains close to the tuber rather than elongated stems, unique foliage color and distinct or unusual favorable characteristics.

 

The IWGS has held the New Waterlily Competition for 14 of the last 16 years. Approximately 40 hybridizers from 9 countries have submitted over 200 entries. Many of these new waterlilies are available for purchase, so be sure to keep your eye on these beauties as you will want to add these to your water garden.

 

 

Hybridizers entering this year's competition who wish to donate toward the operating costs of the contest can do so via PayPal:

ENTRY FORM:

Questions? Please contact us.

WINNERS OF PAST COMPETITIONS

Nymphaea Jakkaphong

2017

2017 IWGS New Waterlily Competition

Nympaea 'Isg7' 2016 IWGS New Waterlily Competition Results

2016

2016 IWGS New Waterlily Competition Longwood Gardens

Nymphaea 'Srichon'

2015

2015 IWGS New Waterlily Competition

Nymphaea 'Milky Way'

2014

2014 IWGS New Waterlily Competition

Nymphaea 'Siam Purple'

2011

2011 Waterlily Competition

Nymphaea 'Tanzanite'

2009-2010

2009 – 2010 Waterlily Competition

Nymphaea 'Suwanna'

2007–2008

2007 – 2008 Waterlily Competition

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2005–2006

2005 – 2006 Waterlily Competition Winners

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2002–2004

2002–2004 Waterlily Competition Winners

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2000-2001

2000-2001 Waterlily Competition Winners

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1997-1998

1997-1998 Waterlily Competition Winners