WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
2) Hardy or tropical: Hardy 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Mike Giles 5) Year of origin: 2006
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Mike Giles
8) Address (if different from above):
9) Introducer: Mike Giles
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Mike Giles
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:
21) If yes, please give details (where, when deposited, etc.):
ABOUT THE PLANT
Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Known
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate
Diameter: 18-23 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Dark brown-green, lightening with age, darker tips.
Sepal color, interior: Light pink base and middle with darker, redder pink edges and tip.
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Dark shell pink outer petals with lighter tips, progressing to slightly lighter petals closer to the center,
center row of petals often blushed yellow, a color similar to Peter Slocum, slightly striped petals.
Petal number: 38-40
Anther color: Deep yellow
Tip color: Deep yellow
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Velvety
Fragrant? Light lemon scent
Height above water: 0-3 cm. in 1m water, maybe higher in shallow water
Leaves: Shape: Round when mature with a slight point at the apex when young
Margin: Smooth, slightly upturned
Length x width: 25 x 25 cm.
Sinus: Starts closed then progresses to slightly open as the leaf matures
Lobes: Pointy tips that curl upward
Color, top: Dark green with dark splotches when young. The splotches quickly fade from the center out
as the leaf grows leaving a medium green mature leaf with no splotches
Color, underside: Dark pinkish-red with dark splotches and lighter veins turning to green at the petiole.
Petiole color: Light brownish green
Petiole pubescent? Light fuzz
Spread of plant (diameter): 90-150 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? The flower is similar to N. ‘Peter Slocum’ in color on a plant with N. mexicana heritage, with a flower shape, rhizome and plant similar to N. ‘Pink Grapefruit’. The flower fades much less than many plants like N. ‘Pink Grapefruit’ and N. ‘Colorado’ do. Consistent flower color all summer in zone 6b.
Unusual characteristics or comments: To my knowledge, no other plant has this combination of dark shell pink, large many petaled flowers on a medium sized plant with controlled growth and healthy splotched leaves. The flowers are almost as big as the leaves and leaf density is low. For people who like the pink of N. ‘Peter Slocum’ without the rampant growth, huge size and yearly repotting.