WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name:
Nymphaea ‘Purple Queen’
2) Hardy or tropical: Hardy 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Pol Detienne 5) Year of origin: 1992
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7) Nominant (Named by): Pol Detienne
8) Address (if different from above):
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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:
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. ‘Conqueror’
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Pol’s Pink Glory’
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cuplike to stellate
Diameter: 15-18 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Rosy green
Sepal color, interior: Pinkish with crimson veins
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Dark rosy-purple in the center, crimson to pink in the middle,
and outer lighter, near white, on the tips, crimson veined
Petal number: 22-28
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)?
Height above water: 0 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Round
Margin: Slightly undulating
Length x width: 24 x 24 cm.
Color, top: Bright deep green, bronzy young leaves
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Dark green
Spread of plant (diameter): Medium to large
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ‘Pol’s Pink Glory’ but deeper inner petals.
Unusual characteristics or comments: Blooms from June to October. Really a tricolor flower during summer. In spring, it is more pale. It is better to avoid extremely sunny locations because inner petals can burn.