Bok Tower Gardens: Huge Victoria Waterlilies!

Bok Tower and Reflection Pool with Victoria Waterlilies

ONE Victoria Waterlily Plant

Victoria Waterlily Pads with Pink Bloom

The Victoria waterlilies at Bok Tower Gardens are huge!  Plants are grown every year from a seed the size of a pea. This year the garden’s two Victoria waterlilies have grown exceptionally well.  Each waterlily has over 20 lilypads, and each pad is 5 feet wide!  Flowers are large too – up to a foot in diameter.  The first night the blooms are white, and the second night they are pink. The plants will grow until cooler weather arrives in November. 

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

4 Responses to Bok Tower Gardens: Huge Victoria Waterlilies!

  1. A bit big for the garden pond!

  2. FeyGirl says:

    I’ve been told so much about this place…yet I have never visited! Just lovely.

    • Pam says:

      The garden is especially lovely in January and February – azaleas and camellias in full bloom. I’m sure you’ll visit sometime!

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