WGI International Registry of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea ‘Fortunate Goddess’
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Daybloomer
4) Originator: Kuo Chang Wei 5) Year of origin: 2009
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Kuo Chang Wei
8) Address (if different from above):
9) Introducer: Kuo Chang Wei
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Kuo Chang Wei
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
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: Unnamed hybrid
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup, stellate
Diameter: 14-16 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Light green
Sepal color, interior: Yellowish
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Bright yellow
Petal number: 29-32
Anther color: Dark yellow
Tip color: Light yellow
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Fragrant? Very pleasant
Height above water: 24 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Oval
Color, top: Green
Color, underside: Faint purplish or blue tinge
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Apple green
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 150-190 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. 'Yellow Dazzler' and N. 'St. Louis', but ‘Fortunate Goddess’ has more petals and the center is different.
Unusual characteristics or comments: ‘Fortunate Goddess’ is a generous bloomer in cold weather and the stamens are unique in yellow tropical waterlilies.