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La Fleur De Lotus - Star Of Zanzibar Tropical Water Lily
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Being aware of our union with nature is to reach the perfect harmony - Lao Tzu
The symbolism of . purity and grace . . . . . Chinese literati believe that a lotus is a pure world unto itself in which both body and soul are clean. According to the book Jian Nan Shi Gao, when the Song dynasty poet Lu Yu was 78 years old, he once dreamt that an ancient spoke to him: "I am the lotus scholar and responsible for the mirror lake," he said. "But now I am leaving, and I was wondering if you could take my place minding the moonlight, wind and dew and protecting the lotuses - Song Dynasty Poet Lu Yu
Nymphaeaceae is a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world.
The family contains eight genera
Water lilies are divided into two main categories: hardy and tropical.
Hardy water lilies bloom only during the day, but tropical water lilies can bloom either during the day or at night, and are the only group to contain blue-flowered plants.
Scientific name: Nymphaeaceae
Higher classification: Nymphaeales
Lower classifications: Nuphar, Nymphaea
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Star of Zanzibar Blue Water Lily
Kula Maui Hawaii
N. Star of Zanzibar is a tropical waterlily created by Rich Sacher. It has purple blue star petals and heavily marked pads. It's parentage is Morning Star x N. Purple Zanzibar. It's publication date is 2000.
It won the Banksian Medal for the best Waterlily of 2000.
Tropical water lily with lavender-blue star-shaped flowers and gold centers.
Blooms from summer to winter. It has round green folage mottled with purple.
They are easy to care for. Water Lilies dislike moving water. It is an annual in colder climates.
Star Of Zanzibar Tropical Water Lily features showy fragrant lavender cup-shaped flowers with blue overtones and gold eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer
The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's attractive glossy round leaves remain green in colour with distinctive purple spots throughout the year.
The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Star Of Zanzibar Tropical Water Lily is an herbaceous evergreen aquatic perennial with a low habit of growth, spreading atop the surface of the water.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
La fleur de Lotus - Star of Zanzibar Tropical Water Lily
From my collections:
Tropical Flowers of Hawaii
The Water Lily Collection
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