Saturday, January 7, 2012

Clyde Ikins Hardy Water Lily

Clyde Ikins Hardy Water LilyThe Clyde Ikins water lily was created by Dr Kirk Strawn one of the premier pioneers in hybridizing water lilies. It was named after Dr Clyde Ikins, a charter member of the International Water Lily Society.
Clyde Ikins Hardy Water LilyThe blossoms of this hardy water lily bloom from a stalk several inches above the surface of the water. The flowers begin with a yellow tone and then as the season progresses become more of peach color. These photos where taken at the water garden at the Como Zoo over the summer.


Lui said...

How amazing for some people to create something with nature.

I love the story of Harley too.

kanak7 said...

Lovely photos!

Mama Zen said...

How pretty!

Denise said...

It is always very interesting to learn of their origins. This water lily is gorgeous!