This lily, named 'Glory of Le Temple sur Lot' after the french Village where her creator - Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac - lived, was a sensation when it was introduced in 1913.
This beautiful lady has big, unusual chrysanthenum shell-pink double blooms with over 100 petals, the few other extremly double lilies that exist today wouldn't come along for another 70 years
This variety is also one of a handful that can send up both pure white and pure pink flowers.
She is the Queen of the pond and considered by many to be Marliac’s ultimate hybrid and the most beautiful hardy waterlily in existence. Unfortunately I could not take pictures of the second and third day of this bloom because of the rain (Second and third day blooms resemble a Victoria cruciana blossom, only they are much smaller) I promise new pictures when she blooms again!
I hope the New Year has started well for you! see you next time!