WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name:
Nymphaea ‘Black and Blue’
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Rich Sacher 5) Year of origin: 2002
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7) Nominant (Named by): Rich Sacher
8) Address (if different from above):
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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
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup, stellate
Diameter: 15-17 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Deep purple lightly streaked with green
Sepal color, interior: Light purplish blue
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Medium blue, lighter at base
Petal number: 32
Stamen: Filament color: Yellow
Anther color: Light purplish blue
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 15 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Ovate
Margin: Denate and extremely undulate, edges turned up
Length x width: 33 x 30 cm.
Color, top: Deep purple splashed with green
Color, underside: Light green speckled heavily with
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green
Petiole pubescent? Slightly
Spread of plant (diameter): 180 – 210 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
Unusual characteristics or comments:
One of the darkest pads in cultivation. Sets off the flowers very well. Cold and somewhat shade tolerant.
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