WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea ‘Moon Dance’
2) Hardy or tropical: Hardy 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc. 5) Year of origin: 1996
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.
8) Address (if different from above):
9) Introducer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.
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? Yes
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. odorata var. gigantea
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. mexicana
Please give following dimensions in centimeters. Colors from RHS Colour Charts.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Star
Diameter: 15-20 cm.
Sepal color, interior: 2/3 is 150D, 1/3 is 36D
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Outer 155A, innermost row 7D
Petal number: 30
Stamen: Filament color: 12A-B
Anther color: 12A-B
Tip color: 12A
Number of stamens: 73
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 178A
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes
Height above water: 15 cm.
Length x width: 25 x 22 cm.
Lobes: Bluntly pointed
Color, top: 146A with 177B and 187A blotches
Color, underside: 182B with 187A blotches
Petiole (leaf stem) color: 183A
Petiole pubescent? Yes
Spread of plant (diameter): 150-200 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
Unusual characteristics or comments:
cultivar was a natural cross collected from