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 

Wow! What can I say? Simply gorgeous.

For some reason, this stunning hybrid seems to have been overlooked. It's a real shame - this is one of my absolute favourites. Where many of Kirk's plants have an exotic feel about them, this is a much more traditional variety. Sometimes you just can't beat subtlety.

Even the very first blooms on young specimens are wonderful. No need to wait until it's fully matured. Although it has to be said that the depth of colour increases with maturity.

This is quite a large vigorous variety which grows on a running rootstock (odorata). For this reason it requires a large container to do it justice. When grown in this way it is a very reliable and free flowering variety. Surely it deserves more attention.

^ Young

^ Mature



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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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