Barbara Dobbins water lily (Nymphaea ‘Barbara Dobbins’)
Barbara Dobbins water lily (Nymphaea ‘Barbara Dobbins’) is a beautiful, free flowering water lily. The cup-shaped blooms are a unique blend of pink, yellow and apricot in colour and also have bright yellow centres. They are held well above the leaves standing 4-6in (10-15 cm) above the water. The stellate (star shaped) flowers have thirty to thirty-two petals, measure 4-6 in (10-15 cm) and also have a pleasant fragrance. They are truly delightful.
The leaves are dark green with brown speckles, nearly round in shape with convolutions and a sinus which is slightly open. Leaf size is 8-10 in (20-25 cm) across.