When a hybrid is in the trade for over 100 years, it must be doing something right! Huge fragrant blooms of a rich sky blue. Cold water sensitive when young, so wait until water temperature is 70 degrees.
Conrad and Tricker 1897
Petal color, deep, rich blue. Sepal Color, pale blue. Background, heavily streaked, greenish blue near base. Shape stellate.size 8-11 in., very sweet fragrance.
Top color green, few purple specks and small blotches. Prominent on newest leaves, underside, purplish brown.
Full sun, 6 to 12” water depth over top of pot
Nonviviparous, free flowering.
Due to the abundance of flowers and excellent color, N. ‘Blue Beauty’ is rated as one of the greatest water lilies of all time.