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: 2001
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
ABOUT THE PLANT
Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: N. ampla
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Diameter: 25 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green with black streaks
Sepal color, interior: White
Sepal number: 4
color: Soft yellow
Petal number: 20
Stamen: Filament color: Yellow
Anther color: Yellow
Tip color: White
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown
Height above water: 30 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Oval
Margin: Heavily serrated
Length x width: 56 x 51 cm.
Lobes: Overlapping, pointed
Color, top: Green, heavily speckled with reddish brown
Color, underside: Green with obvious veins and some pink and blue splotches
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown
Petiole pubescent? Pubescent on underwater portion
Spread of plant (diameter): 340 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ampla. Pads are heavily speckled and the flower is a soft yellow rather than white.
Unusual characteristics or comments: One of the earliest lilies to open and last to close.
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