Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Stowaway Blues’ has very bright blue flowers that are very eye-catching. This hybrid water lily was accidentally created from Nymphaea powlathanga barre hellquist and Nymphaea carpentariae Andre Leu. A species material was sent by Andre Leu from Australia to Kew Gardens’ Carlos Magdalena. Upon growing from the tuber it was discovered the species was not what was intended to be sent. Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Stowaway Blues’ is a tropical day bloomer with an origin date of 2008 and the flowers are starry cup shape.
I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.