WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name:
Nymphaea ‘Raspberry Sorbet’
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day bloomer
4) Originator: Louis Belloisy 5) Year of origin: 2001
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7) Nominant (Named by): Louis Belloisy
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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. ‘Star of Siam’
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Jack Wood’
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate
Diameter: 18 cm.
Sepal color, interior: Dark magenta
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Deep magenta/rose
Petal number: 30
Stamen: Filament color: Yellow
Anther color: Dark magenta
Tip color: Deep dark magenta
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Dark green with maroon speckles
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Slightly
Height above water: 15 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Ovate
Margin: Denate and undulating
Length x width: 25 x 18 cm.
Sinus: Slightly open young, closed mature
Color, top: Medium green with maroon streaks
Color, underside: Light green speckled with maroon
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Dark green with maroon specks
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 152 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
To my knowledge, it does not look like any other plant of its type. The color closely resembles N. ‘Jack Wood’.
Unusual characteristics or comments: Petal count is around 30, opens up early (10:00AM) and closes around 5:00 PM. Pads open with sinus slightly open and as they mature, they close.