WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name:
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Charles Winch 5) Year of origin: 1992
Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Charles Winch
8) Address (if different from above):
10) Address (if different from above):
12) Address (if different from above):
13) Phone: 14) Fax: 15) Email: Removed to protect privacy
16) As far as you know, has this name been published in a dated publication together with a description?
17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):
The Names of Waterlilies 2002 Knotts
18) Has this cultivar been granted Patent or Plant Breeders' Rights, or is it being sold under a trade designation other than the name used here? No
19) If yes to any of the above, please give details:
20) Has a Standard been deposited in a recognized herbarium? No
21) If yes, please give details (where, when deposited, etc.):
Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Unknown
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate
Diameter: 12-15 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green with purple flecks
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Light chartreuse-purple
Petal number: 38
Stamen: Filament color: Yellow
Anther color: Yellow
Tip color: Light chartreuse-purple
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 15 cm.
Length x width: 38 x 33 cm.
Color, top: Heavily mottled deep purple and apple green
Color, underside: Apple green speckled with purple maroon
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Bronze
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 220 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ‘Green Smoke’. N. ‘Ambrosia’ has unusual curled stamens and mottled rather than green pads.
Unusual characteristics or comments: The contrast of flower color with pads is quite beautiful.