By Richard Wright
Monday, August 25, 2014
The flowering lily at Ventnor Botanic Garden. Picture by Laura Holme.
VENTNOR Botanic Garden has underlined its tropical credentials by creating a new type of giant water lily.
The, as yet unnamed, hybrid cultivar is entirely new, as one of its parents had a unique flower colouring.
The Isle of Wight garden has hosted a series of midnight tours and private viewings by garden curator Chris Kidd, who propagated, hybridised and grew it.
Midnight tours were only being confirmed on the afternoon they were taking place because of the unpredictable nature of the waterlily’s flowering cycle.
Each individual flower only opens twice, so visitors, who had registered in advance, had to wait for a late call to join a tour that night.
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