WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea ‘Pink Tulip’
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
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: Known
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Diameter: 18 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Light yellowish green with shell pink overlap areas.
Sepal color, interior: Light pink with green blush especially at tip edges.
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Consistent light shell pink. Center row sometimes has yellow tips. .
Petal number: 28-32
Stamen: Filament color: Deep yellow
Anther color: Deep yellow
Tip color: Deep yellow
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Slight
Fragrant? Light lemon scent
Height above water: 18 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Nearly round
Margin: Smooth, lays flat
Length x width: 23 x 23 cm.
Sinus: Slightly open to open
Lobes: Straight, no overlap. Small pointy tips.
Color, top: Young leaves are medium dark green with darker specks and splotches quickly fading to all green.
Color, underside: Red-pink with darker red splotches. Lighter veins.
Petiole color: Green
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 120-180 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? Kind of like N. ‘Peachglow’ but with an N. ‘Marliacea Carnea’ colored flower that is more cup shaped.
Unusual characteristics or comments: Holds its flowers as high as N. ‘Colorado’ with about 50 percent leaf coverage. Very substantial flower with pointy tips that curl slightly outward giving it a unique delicate look. It holds its color and blooms well all season. Fairly slow to spread and make offshoots.