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: 2003
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
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 seedling
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ampla
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate then flat
Diameter: 20-23 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Dark green heavily covered with black speckles
Sepal color, interior: White
Petal color: Medium blue outer petals,
pink inner petals
Petal number: 150
Stamen: Filament color: NA
Anther color: NA
Tip color: NA
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Pubescence on submerged portion
Height above water: 25 cm.
Margin: Heavily serrated
Length x width: 50 x 46 cm.
Lobes: Overlapping, pointed
Color, top: Maroon with green mottling
Color, underside: Pink and blue blotches, prominent green veins
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown
Petiole pubescent? Pubescence on underwater portion
Spread of plant (diameter): 305 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ‘Midnight’, but this has mottled pads and a pink petaloid center.
Unusual characteristics or comments: One of the earliest lilies to open and last to close. Best New Waterlily and Best New Tropical IWGS 2004.
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