WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Kit Knotts 5) Year of origin: 2005
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Kit Knotts
8) Address (if different from above):
9) Introducer: Kit Knotts
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Kit Knotts
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.):
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
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ampla
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, then flat with sepals reflexed
Diameter: 25 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Apple green streaked with dark purple
Sepal color, interior: Medium purple
Petal color: Medium-dark purple, slightly darker at tips
Petal number: 48
Stamen: 196 petaloid stamens, pink, deep yellow at base,
medium yellow middle
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 31 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Oval
Length x width: 58 x 52 cm.
Color, top: Apple green
Color, underside: Red, light green edges
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Reddish bronze green
Petiole pubescent? Yes
Spread of plant (diameter): 400 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ‘Midnight Embers’. N. ‘Smoulder’ has plain green pads. Flowers do not turn pink on successive days.
Unusual characteristics or comments:
N. ‘Smoulder’ is one of the few cultivars with a multicolored
pompom center. Flowers open early and close late. It is tolerant
of cold and some shade.