Perry D. Slocum photo: Perry Slocum is an acknowledged expert in the identification of waterlilies.
Kit Knotts photos: In 1994, Perry Slocum provided and installed plants in the new ponds at Merritt Island Ace Hardware and Garden Center. 'Red Cup' and 'Red Flare' grew in separate pools. Pam and Dick Beal gave me small plants of each directly from the pools, also in 1994, which I have grown continuously from tuber since that time. Both plants have been verified as correct by numerous experts.
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.