WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name:
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Daybloomer
4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell 5) Year of origin: 2003
Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): J. Craig Presnell
8) Address (if different from above):
9) Introducer: J. Craig Presnell
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: J. Craig Presnell
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.):
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: Unnamed seedling
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ampla
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup, then flat
Diameter: 23 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green heavily colored with black speckles
Sepal color, interior: White
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Large outer are light blue,
small inner are white petaloids with yellow base
Petal number: 36-38 outer 130 inner
Stamen: Filament color: NA
Anther color: NA
Tip color: NA
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Pubescence present on submerged portion
Height above water: 25 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Oval
Length x width: 50 x 35 cm.
Lobes: Pointed and some overlapping
Color, top: Green with heavy maroon mottling
Color, underside: Pink and blue speckling, prominent veins
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown
Petiole pubescent? Yes
Spread of plant (diameter): 330 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ‘Foxfire’ but petals are lighter blue and center is white
Unusual characteristics or comments: 2006 IWGS Best New Waterlily of the year and Best New Tropical.
.More images of N. ‘Avalanche’