Looks like victoria lilly but it has a purple flower
duddly, that's Euryale ferox
Yep, I second that. It is a cousin to the Victoria. I have two small ones this year. I was able to grow one last year and had a few blooms.
It is covered in thorns, more so than the Victoria.
do they give seeds out for this species on the site listed above as well>
I don't think they do. They are mainly Victorias but If you remind me, like December, I may be able to get you some. I have a source even if mine don't get to bloom. Seeds for those can not be obtained any time of the year and still be good.
can you give me ur email, id appreciate it.
pondanimal, I was looking for these seeds and ended up at this post. Would I be able to buy some seeds from you also? Send me an email, please.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org