Perry Slocum is the hybridizer and an acknowledged expert in the identification of waterlilies.
Alan Montour photo: Taken at Lilypons in 2006.
Note from Charles Thomas: In 1993 Perry showed me his new hybrid, offering an exclusive introduction and the right to name it. Since the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lily Pons was approaching and the as-yet-unnamed waterlily featured 100 petals, I realized how appropriate it would be to honor Pons with this very special plant. Lilypons Water Gardens offered it to the public in its 1996 catalog with the cover graced by Perry's N. 'Lily Pons' photograph.
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.