Lastly, in the year 2007, an article "A Hero of Water
Gardening: Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac, The Lily Man" on
the website www.watergardenermagazine.com said the following
"Many of his experiments were doomed to failure because
there was no possibility on a genetic level of there being any
union between any of the hardy lilies and the tropicals. If he
ever realized this, he never let on, but it did mean that his
very ultimate ambition, the production of a hardy blue lily,
would be forever unachievable, since the blue producing genes
lie only with the tropicals of the Apocarpiae Group like the
Egyptian Nymphaea caerulea."
Even though years and decades have passed, water garden hobbyists
and enthusiasts still carry on the quest of their predecessors
until the ultimate goal is met.
Conard, Henry S. 1905. THE WATERLILIES, A
MONOGRAPH OF THE GENUS NYMPHAEA. The Carnegie Institute of Washington.
Washington D.C. p.86-87
Knotts, Kit. 2003 HOW
DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TROPICAL AND HARDY WATERLILIES?.
Latour-Marliac, Joseph Bory. 1893. THE
NEW HARDY WATER LILIES. The Garden, Dec. 23, 1893: 582-584.
Latour-Marliac, Joseph Bory. 1899. HARDY
HYBRID WATER LILIES. The Garden, Mar. 18, 1899.
May, Peter John.. 2007. A HERO OF WATER GARDENING:
JOSEPH BORY LATOUR-MARLIAC, THE LILY MAN. www.watergardenermagazine.com
Nash, Helen. 1996. PERRY
D. SLOCUM: AN AMERICAN LEGACY. Water Gardening. April 1996.
Pagels, Walter. 2000. CHROMOSOME
COUNTS OF WATERLILIES AND OTHER NYMPHAEACEAE. www.victoria-adventure.org
Reditt, Jacqueline. 1989. THE
QUEST FOR THE HARDY BLUE. Cyprus Weekly. Christmas Edition
Slocum, Perry D. 2005. WATERLILIES AND LOTUSES:
SPECIES CULTIVARS AND NEW HYBRIDS. Timber Press, Inc. Portland,
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