I had been lusting after this water lily (N. ‘Wanvisa’) at Hughes Water Gardens for a while.
I went earlier in the spring and first noticed it, but I didn't buy it at the time (what was I thinking?!?).
A few weeks passed and I was still lusting after it. I went back one day because I was depressed and needed some retail plant therapy. I was wondering through the hardy water lily house only to find that they were all gone!
I wandered around looking at other plants, kicking myself for not buying it earlier when I would have had pick of the litter.
I wasn't going to give up, so I asked a clerk if they had any others and fortunately for me, she knew there was one in an area away from the usual place.
I scooped it up as fast as I could! Boy am I glad!