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 


'Joey Tomocik'



Summer >  

Probably the best known of Kirk's hybrids, and for good reason. 'Joey Tomocik' is without doubt the most vivid yellow hardy water lily I know. Even young plants show a remarkable depth of colour. These young flowers are often somewhat cup shaped, but as plants mature subsequent blooms are more stellate.

When viewed from a distance the flowers literally stand out from the crowd. The way this variety holds its flowers high above the foliage greatly accentuates this.

This is an extremely adaptable plant which is equally at home in a tub or a large pond. Given enough space this is quite a large vigorous plant. Free flowering.

^ Young

^ Early summer |

^ Summer

^ Mature, summer

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For shorter downloads:
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'

N. 'Joey Tomocik' by other photographers

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