Froebeli Water Lily. In 1898, Mr. Froebeli's work on hybridization resulted in the attainment of a most beautiful dark wine red or blood red flowered water lily which is one of the best reds for a small pool. Flowers are a medium size, very fragrant, plentiful, and with yellow stamens of bright vermillion with yellow anthers. Leaves are marbled and reddish at their margins. The plants are easy to grow and are very desirable in smaller pools and ponds.