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Frank Trelease. Introduced in 1900 by James Gurney at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Petals are a glowing crimson color with blossoms often eight to ten inches in size. In historic writings this water lily was considered the "Iridescent Water Lily" with the glowing color shown as dusk approaches. Stamens are dark reddish brown. Leaves are bronze on the top side and mottled greenish brown on the bottom side. After introduction of the Frank Trelease water lily in 1900, the water lily could be found proudly displayed in the water garden pools of botanical establishments. This display can be seen in century old photographs similar to the photograph image of circa 1914. When you click on the image you can be transported back to 1914 and witness the glowing beauty of such a popular lily that has endured so long. Grow Frank Trelease and find out why this night blooming water lily has endured over 110 years of satisfaction! There is absolutely no doubt the dark bronze pads with iridescent flowers will not only amaze you but your friends!