WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Stowaway Blues’
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: N. ‘Barre Hellquist’
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Andre Leu’
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Starry cup
Diameter: 20 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green
Sepal color, interior: White with pinkish edge
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Bright and intense blue
Petal number: 20
Stamen: Filament color: White
Anther color: Yellow
Tip color: Yellow
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 50 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Round/ elipsoidal
Margin: Dentate, very acute dents
Length x width: 70 x 70 cm.
Color, top: Plain green
Color, underside: Green, with a light blue or light brown hue. Very few and very small black dots may be present.
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green, with a light blue or light brown hue
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 450 cm.
What cultivar does
this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ‘Barre Hellquist’ and N.
Unusual characteristics or comments: Perhaps one of the largest Nymphaea cultivars. Very reliable bloomer, tolerant of varied growing conditions and a very good performer.