The 2023 Chenshan Botanical Garden Water Lily Exhibition, themed on "The Quiet World of Water lilies", opened in the garden in East China's Shanghai in August and will run to Sept 24.
The exhibition is showcasing more than 320 varieties of water lilies from around the world. Among them, more than 10 varieties are making their debut in Chenshan Botanical Garden this year.
They include three varieties from the Australian water lily subgenus, which are known for their high resistance and spectacular flowers.
The Nymphaea 'Zi Beike' – which has blue-purple petals and purplish-red calyxes – can grow up to two meters tall. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]
The Nymphaea 'Wan Qiu' has white petals that gradually turn pink or red as the flower matures. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]
The Nymphaea 'Lan Hudie' has light blue petals and deep red stamens and is suitable for small ponds. [Photo/WeChat account: sheshanlvyou]
Water lilies are in full bloom at this time of the year at Chenshan Botanical Garden, attracting many visitors to enjoy their beauty and fragrance.