James Brydon Water Lily was developed in 1899 by a noted estate gardener and horticulturist from Massachusetts James Brydon (1859-1901). The water lily was distributed by William Tricker who named it in his honor. The water lily was given the Award of Merit by the Royal Horticulture Society in 1906. Blossoms have an overall color of deep red, watermelon color with a metallic sheen. The flowers are cup shaped, and with a fragrance resembling that of sweet apples. Stamens are dark orange, brightly tipped with contrasting yellow. It is easily grown and will actually succeed in partially shaded pools of most any size. James Brydon is truly a variety that stands out in a class of its own and will make a wonderful addition to your water garden pool. At our growing nursery this is the one of most impressive among the others, order one today and you will agree. The horticulturist James Brydon passed on in 1901 and we hope you will grow this fine American hardy variety and witness the reason it is still, decades later, the best of selections today.