Based on extensive research by Walter Pagels, it is our opinion that N. 'Blue Beauty' would correctly be N. 'Pennsylvania' or N. 'Pulcherrima'. "Blue Beauty" has been used as a sales name for both. See "The Saga of Blue Beauty"
Perry D. Slocum photos: Perry Slocum is an acknowledged expert in the identification of waterlilies.
Craig Presnell photo: Plant received from Strawn's Water Gardens.
Dr. Clyde Ikins is an acknowledged expert on the identification of waterlilies.
Mauro Bergamo photo: Taken at Water Plants Italy, the collection of Manlio Calvisi.
Provenance provides the history of and chain of ownership of plants pictured on this web site. Each image in the cultivar and species galleries has been researched to the best of our ability for accuracy. Print references for waterlilies can be found in the Bibliography of Names. Images have also been reviewed by acknowledged experts. When possible we provide this provenance, from the hybridizer, back to the hybridizer or, for older cultivars, back to an expert source.