WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea ‘Barre Hellquist’
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
Originator: Carlos Magdalena,
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic
8) Address (if different from above):
Introducer: Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Carlos
Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens
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? No
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: Selection of Nymphaea subgenus Anecphya
Pollen (paternal) parent:
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup
Diameter: 20+ cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green with a mauve edge
Sepal color, interior: Mauve
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Deep indigo blue fading to deep mauve after a few days
Petal number: 25
Stamen: Filament color: Bright yellow
Anther color: Bright yellow
Tip color: Yellow
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Slightly
Height above water: 40+ cm.
Leaves: Shape: Round, ellipsoidal
Margin: Lightly dentate
Length x width: 45 x 40 cm.
Sinus: Not overlapping
Color, top: Olive green
Color, underside: Brownish, with a blue metallic
hue and dark brown/black scattered spots
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Olive green
Petiole pubescent? Slightly
Spread of plant (diameter): 200 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? Nymphaea gigantea forms, however N. ‘Barre Hellquist’ has much darker mauve/deep blue blooms and olive green leaves.
Unusual characteristics or comments: Bloom color.