NEW WATERLILY COMPETITIONS

IWGS NEW WATERLILY 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 been held for 22 of the last 25 years, with approximately 40 hybridizers from 9 countries submitting over 200 entries. This 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.  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. 

WINNERS OF THE NEW WATERLILY COMPETITIONS  1997 - 2023

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The Competition categories for the next three years are as follows:

2024: Hardy, Tropical Day-blooming, Hardy ISG, Miniature
2025: Hardy, Tropical Day-blooming, Hardy ISG, Tropical Night-blooming
2026: Hardy, Tropical Day-blooming, Hardy ISG, Tropical ISG

Hybridizers entering this year's competition who wish to donate toward the operating costs of the contest can do so via the Paypal or Stripe buttons below. We are aware that some countries cannot use Paypal, and have found that the Stripe payment system will often work. 

Thank you for your contribution.

COMPETITION WINNERS