Nymphaea 'Key Lime" won best new medium waterlily of the year at the IWGS waterlily competition held at Chicago Botanic Gardens in 2000.
The name Nymphaea 'Key Lime' was inspired by our favorite lime which is used extensively throughout the Florida Keys both for making key lime pies and cocktails.
Nymphaea 'Key Lime' was a cross between Nymphaea 'Crystal' and Nymphaea 'Trail Blazer'. It was released to the trade in 2001.
Nymphaea 'Key Lime' is unique because it's foliage is heavily mottled, something no other tropical yellow waterlily had in common. It's mottling is much different than Nymphaea 'Eldorado'. The flower is held high above the water and is quite large.
N. Key Lime flower 2nd day