(Latour-Marliac, c. 1908)
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Large water lily with pads from 14 to 20 cm in diameter, and 12 cm flowers.
Classic variety. 'Sioux' is one of Latour-Marliac's most celebrated hybrids. The flowers change in tone over time, moving from light yellow to ruddy copper. It is easy grow and relatively vigorous.
Monsieur Latour-Marliac, like many Europeans in the 19th century, was fascinated by the opening up of the American West and the American Indians. The Sioux are a well-known Indian tribe, the most famous member of which is Sitting Bull, who defeated Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. Latour-Marliac also created N. 'Comanche' and N. 'Indiana'.
Plant one per 20 litre Latour-Marliac planting container at a depth of 40 to 100 cm in order to have approximately one square metre of surface coverage after a year or two.
|Leaf Size||14-20 cm|
|Flower Size||10 cm|
|Plantation Depth||40-100 cm|