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‘Turtle Island Violicious’® HXT™ is a newly registered Intersubgeneric nymphaea. The result of hybridization between tropical and hardy nymphaeas highlighting a compact Marliac-Odorata root type. This plant is a great bloomer with a variable flower color usually between blueberry and amethyst but sometimes dark magenta.
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1/21/17
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‘Turtle Island Tropic Star’® HXT™ is a newly registered Intersubgeneric nymphaea. The result of hybridization between tropical and hardy nymphaeas highlighting a compact Marliac-Odorata root type. ‘Turtle Island Tropic Star’® HXT™ grows like a hardy waterlily and is quite the prolific bloomer.
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‘Turtle Island Fay McDonald’® HXT™ is a newly registered Intersubgeneric nymphaea. The result of selection and hybridization between tropical and hardy nymphaeas highlighting a compact Marliac-Odorata root type. ‘Turtle Island Fay McDonald’® HXT™ grows like a hardy waterlily and is a fantastic bloomer.
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Enrique Ascanio shared with us on Mike’s FaceBook these beautiful photographs of N. ‘Turtle Island Fay McDonald’! He took this picture at The Botanical Garden of Caracas at the Central University of Venezuela. Such beautiful images! Thank you Enrique!

N. ‘Turtle Island Fay McDonald’ is in our first release of our hardy/tropical isg crosses (HXTs). The amazing thing that you can't tell from the image is how delicious our HXTs smell. They are like candy, much sweeter than a tropical and much stronger than a hardy. You can smell them just walking by the pond, like honeysuckle or jasmine. Mmmmmm!

N. ‘Turtle Island Fay McDonald’ is included in our 2015 Collector’s HXT Trio at http://turtleislandwaterlilies.com/shop/2015-collectors-hxt-trio/.

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5/21/16
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Here are some visions of beauty from Mike's ponds last year to carry with you through the weekend...
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3/4/16
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It has been a very slow and strange year in Mike's ponds in West Virginia. Usually his hardies are blooming like this in late May and early June but this year it is late June till full bloom ! They sure are blooming now !
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And here's some HXT eye candy to wake up from your mid-week blues...
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2015-06-17
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Breathe...
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Blooming Today
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Today in Mike's pond...
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Blooming Today
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