James Knock, who lives in the United Kingdom, has been a dedicated collector of Strawn waterlily cultivars for many years and is an expert in their identification and cultivation. Most cultivars were obtained directly from Strawn Water Gardens in the years 1994 through 1998.

In these galleries, James takes us through seasonal and age related changes in coloration of many Strawn cultivars. High summer in England, sometimes only two to three weeks long, provides the most dramatic colors of all, often not seen in other climates. None of the images have been color enhanced or color adjusted.  

James Knock's Tribute
to the
Brilliance of Kirk Strawn

Photos & Notes © James Knock, www.fishponds.com - Click images to enlarge 

Nymphaea 'Georgia Peach' 1998

^ Early summer

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Another of Kirk's most spectacular hybrids. This variety is broadly similar to 'Colorado', but is a somewhat smaller grower, a baby 'Colorado' really. Its flowers also show a great deal of variation according to the weather conditions, although they are not quite as extreme in this as are several other Strawn cultivars.

The first blooms of summer often show a two-tone effect similar to 'Colorado'. Then, as the weather improves, the colours merge together. The overall effect in high summer is a more subtle pinkish peach. Again the flowers are held high above the foliage even on very young plants.

High summer
 This hybrid is extremely free flowering and even tiny plants will flower away without a care in the world. Many lilies will stop flowering when space confined, but not this one.
This tiny flower, not much more than an inch across, shows its true colours.

A young plant in early summer

A young plant in summer

'Georgia Peach' can be viviparous, making new plants from its flowers.

 To avoid the risk of confusion, this hybrid can be differentiated from 'Colorado' and 'Patio Joe' by its very hairy flower stems.

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N. 'Barbara Davies' through N. 'Clyde Ikins' | N. 'Colorado' through N. 'Liou'
N. 'Little Sue' through N. 'Pink Pumpkin' | N. 'Pink Sparkle' through N. 'Yuh Ling'

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