Two new dwarf, hardy water lilies were introduced to the Garden Drama gardens this summer and I’m excited about what their blooms and pads are bringing to the gardens.
Walter Pagels is a pioneer of water gardening in the U.S. and helped to found what is currently known as the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS). The ‘Walter Pagels’ water lily is a splendid way to honor the man and is the perfect size for your container water garden or small pond. And white flowers in the garden are always a treat.
You can never go wrong with white. It’s a breath of fresh air. The ‘Walter Pagels’ water lily is a dwarf, hardy lily with Christmas green leaves and a pure white, papery flower about the size of a small peach.
‘Little Sue’ is looking lovely, with pinkish-peachish-grapefruitish hues and a green pad delicately mottled with maroon. It’s doing well in the Red Wing crock, where I expect the subsequent blooms to pop above the surface.