Victoria Lilies
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The Victoria lilies have long been an asset to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Introduced in 1894, the Victorias have been a source of awe and inspiration to visitors ever since.

The following link contains information about the history of the Victoria lily at the Garden. The article was written in 1965 by Edgar Anderson, the famed MBG researcher. It is a complete history of the Victoria lily, containing information on the different species of Victoria and their inclusion into horticultural circles, as well as the development of the Longwood Hybrid in the early 1960s.

*Victoria Water Lilies: Plants Which Stir Men's Minds by Edgar Anderson