Award-winning hybridizer Rich
Sacher tells all about hybridizing tropical waterlilies in
his new Hybridizing Waterlilies: State of the Art.
Rapidly growing interest in waterlilies brings with it heightened
interest in new, improved varietiesbigger, more compact,
more fragrant, open more hours/days, new colors, etc. Little
truly helpful information exists on the secretive art and science
of hybridizing waterlilies. Now Rich generously shares what he
and ten fellow successful hybridizers around the world know about
creating outstanding results.
Rich systematically takes you through the hybridizing process
with easy-to-follow text and helpful photography. Segment titles
WGI Founding Member Rich surveyed fellow WGI members Lou
Stevens, and Slearmlarp
Wasuwat, hybridizers all, for valuable heretofore unpublished
tips. Of these and other contributors, Rich writes, Our
combined work adds up to more than one hundred years of trial
and error, success and failure, and most importantly, accumulated
wisdom. I am presenting this information in straightforward language
so that anyone interested in hybridizing waterlilies can use
it, regardless of having or not having a formal background in
botany or horticulture.
In his insightful, historically significant publication dedicated
D. Slocum, Rich combines his own knowledge with their experiences,
discoveries, and practical advice. The 32-page soft cover
volume is published by the International Waterlily and Water
Gardening Society and is a must-read for every water gardener
interested in hybridizing waterlilies.
Price: US$9. Contact IWGS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for ordering and price details.