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 'Berit Strawn' 1993

Spring cold

Early summer



Something of an oddball this one, nothing else quite like it. Flowers are an unusual shade of pink and by the third day mature to a rich orange red. They often have a slightly strange asymmetrical look about them, with rather angular petals. Flowers stand well above its highly spotted and flecked leaves. Quite a small growing lily with leaves rarely attaining more than 12cm (5") in diameter. Free flowering but it does require lots of sun and heat to be at its best. Here in the U.K. it seems to require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight to flower well.

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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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