WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea ‘Bill Frase’
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Kit Knotts 5) Year of origin: 2000
6) Address: 2211 Removed to protect privacy
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: 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.):
Pond & Garden, 32.57, 2001
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. ‘Nangkwag’
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, wide petals
Diameter: 23 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green heavily streaked with dark purple
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Medium purplish blue
Petal number: 24
Stamen: Filament color: Deep yellow
Anther color: Purple, pink tips as flower ages
Tip color: Medium purplish blue
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brownish bronze green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes
Height above water: 31 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Ovate
Margin: Slightly denate and undulating
Length x width: 50 x 47 cm.
Sinus: Slightly open
Color, top: Smoky green heavily mottled with dark maroon
Color, underside: Light reddish green splotched with light maroon and flecked with dark purple
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brownish bronze green
Petiole pubescent? Yes
Spread of plant (diameter): 365 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ‘Bill Yohn’. N. ‘Bill Frase’ has mottled pads and wider petals.
Unusual characteristics or comments:
The pads of N.
‘Bill Frase’ have an interesting smoky undertone. It is tolerant of cold and flowers
year round here in east central