WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
2) Hardy or tropical: Hardy 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Mike Giles 5) Year of origin: 2004
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
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: Known
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate
Diameter: 21 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green with pink edges
Sepal color, interior: Bright pink
Petal color: Bright pink outer petals grading to lighter pink
then to light yellow then to dark yellow inner.
Petal number: 35-40
Stamen: Filament color: Dark yellow
Anther color: Dark yellow
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Light green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes
Height above water: 0 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Round
Length x width: 20 x 20 cm.
Sinus: ¾ overlapping
Lobes: Pointed and upturned
Color, top: Medium to dark green. Flecking on young
leaves fades as leaf matures. Young leaves red.
Color, underside: Red with darker flecks, green veins
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Light green
Petiole pubescent? Yes
Spread of plant (diameter): 90-180 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? Most closely resembles N. ‘Pink Grapefruit’ but more brilliantly colored, with darker pinks and yellows, and doesn't fade as much during the summer.
Unusual characteristics or comments: More brilliant color and greater color range than probably any other hybrid of N. mexicana with star shaped pointed petals