Saturday, February 4, 2012

Laydekeri Fulgens

The Laydekeri Fulgens is a very old variety of water lily. It was originally hybridized by Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac in France in 1893. Latour-Marliac began hybridizing water lilies in 1875 because at the time the only hardy water lilies in Europe were white. He crossed the white water lily with wild water lilies he got from the America's and other locations to cultivate lilies of many different colors. Many of Latour-Marliac's water lilies where purchased for the water garden that Claude Monet used as inspiration for some of his most famous paintings. The Laydekeri Fulgens was one of Latour-Marliacs later successes. It is known primarily for blooming all summer long.


Jama said...

Lovely water lily!

Arija said...

Certainly a very beautiful waterlily. I have a few that bloom all summer long in my garden, just not this particular one.

Odd that we should both post waterlilies today.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photo.

Regards and best wishes

Anki said...

It's beautiful