Longwood Gardens’ Waterlily Display features aquatic plants from all over the world, including Victoria. A highlight of the summer season, these massive water-platters and more than 100 types of colorful day- and night-blooming hardy and tropical waterlilies put on a spectacular show.

For more than 60 years, Longwood Gardens has played a major role in sharing the beauty of Victoria with countless admirers in North America and throughout the world. From plant exploration to cultivation and the development of our annual display, Victoria is a star of our horticulture program. Longwood offers several formal and informal programs to learn about horticulture.

In 1961, Longwood was the first garden in America to successfully hybridize Victoria amazonica and Victoria cruziana, two species of giant water-platters. For five decades, Longwood has shared Victoria</i<>> ‘Longwood Hybrid’ seeds with more than 140 gardens around the world.


  • Title: Longwood Gardens' Waterlily Display
  • Creator: Daniel Traub
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location Created: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
  • Rights: Longwood Library & Archives

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