Wed 9 Sep 2009
A wonderful addition to our pond plants, the blue water lily of the Nile. The flowers stand up above the water level on strong stems and the large fresh green leaves float below providing welcome shade for the submerged oxygen giving plants.
Summer 2009 is our first season with these lovely plants and we are interested to see how they cope with their first Algarve winter, a long way from home in Egypt.
The dried blue flowers of this water lily were found strewn on top of the coffin of the young Pharoah Tutenkamoun.