WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Charles Leach 5) Year of origin: 2003
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Charles Leach
8) Address (if different from above):
9) Introducer: Charles Leach
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Charles Leach
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? 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: Unknown
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate
Diameter: Up to 20 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green with maroon streaks
Sepal color, interior: Silvery pink and green
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Lavender-pink
Petal number: 24
Stamen: Filament color: Yellow
Tip color: Lavender-pink
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 15-20 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Ovate
Margin: Somewhat denate
Length x width: 30 x 20 cm.
Lobes: Rounded and denate
top: Green with maroon streaks aging to chartreuse,
then gold with red streaks
Color, underside: Green with red splatters
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brownish green
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 120 to 160 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
Based on image gallery photographs the flower is closest to N. ‘Mahogany Rose’ but bluer.
Leaves are similar
to N. ‘
Unusual characteristics or comments:
An abundance of extremely fragrant lavender-pink flowers are produced over a long season, becoming more lavender in hot weather. The leaves change from green with maroon steaks to chartreuse, or even gold, with red streaks as they age.