WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Kit Knotts 5) Year of origin: 2001
6) Address: 2211
7) Nominant (Named by): Kit Knotts
8) Address (if different from above):
9) Introducer: Kit Knotts
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Kit Knotts
12) Address (if different from above):
13) Phone: 321-783-0306 14) Fax: 321-783-0306 15) Email: email@example.com
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.):
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.):
ABOUT THE PLANT
Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: N. ampla
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. capensis
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, then flat with sepals reflexed
Diameter: 23 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Apple green slightly streaked with dark purple
Sepal color, interior: White
Petal color: White
Petal number: 24
Stamen: Filament color: Yellow
Anther color: Light yellow
Tip color: White
Stamens arranged in ranks like N. ampla
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brownish bronze green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Leaves: Shape: Ovate
Margin: Denate and undulating
Length x width: 56 x 52 cm.
Color, top: Apple green
Color, underside: Light green suffused with red mainly on lobes
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Bronze green
Spread of plant (diameter): 427 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and
how does it differ?
N. ‘Floyd Wohlfarth’. N. ‘Apollo is pure white without blue tips.
It is the only white hybrid of N. ampla.
Unusual characteristics or comments:
N. ‘Apollo’ is a lavish bloomer, even in almost full shade and in cold weather. It is named for a treasured Lipizzaner stallion and gleams as he did. I grow it in a pond called Apollo’s Mirror.