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: 2004
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
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: N. ‘Tequila Sunrise’
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ampla
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup
Diameter: 18 cm.
Sepal color, interior: White with pink tips
Sepal number: 4
color: Lilac pink
Petal number: 28-30
Stamen: Filament color: Yellow stamenoids
Tip color: Pink
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Leaves: Shape: Ovate
Margin: Slightly denate
Length x width: 35.5 x 30 cm.
Color, top: Dark green with heavy reddish mottling
Color, underside: Light green with numerous pink spots
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 152-182 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
Possibly N. ‘General Pershing’ but ‘Ostara’ has a feathery petaloid center.
Unusual characteristics or comments:
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