WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea carpentariae ‘Julia Leu’
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical subgenus Anecphya 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Andre Leu 5) Year of origin: 2008
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
8) Address (if different from above): Removed to protect privacy, United Kingdom
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):
3) 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 from selfed seedlings of N. carpentariae ‘Andre Leu’
Pollen (paternal) parent: N/A
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Starry cup
Diameter: 15 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Olivaceous green
Sepal color, interior: Dark pink-red
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Very intense pink-red
Petal number: 20
Stamen: Filament color: White with some pink intrusions
Anther color: Yellow with some pink
Tip color: Pink, yellow or white
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 40 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Round
Length x width: 35 x 30 cm.
Sinus: Open, doessn’t overlap
Color, top: Brown when young. Olive green to green when mature
Color, underside: Olive green/ green with fine red flecks
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 200 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. carpentariae ‘Andre Leu’. N. ‘Julia Leu’ seems to be a more reliable grower and the colour is of a darker and richer pink/red, especially when compared side by side.
Unusual characteristics or comments: One of the most intense reds/pinks in the tropical Nymphaea. It has a dark crimson spot at the centre of the stigmatic disk.