This chromolithograph by William Allen Sharp of Victoria regia was published in Victoria Regia: The Great Water Lily of America, 1854.
Today the Water Platters are approaching the 7 foot size they were in 2008 when Kanapaha produced the largest water platters ever grown in North America.
The hybrid Giant Victoria Water Lily at Kanapaha in July 2011
The Santa Cruz Water Lily at Kanapaha in July 2011
There are many different gardens within Kanapaha and they will surprise and amaze you with the plant diversity and display. This has become a garden paradise and a true treasure in Florida. If you have visited there 10 years ago and are remembering it as a spectacular garden then, prepare to be surprised with all the new gardens within.