WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea ‘Tanglewood Blue’
3) Day or Night:
4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell 5) Year of origin: 2003
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
Nominant (Named by): J. Craig Presnell
8) Address (if different from above):
Introducer: J. Craig Presnell
10) Address (if different from above):
Applicant: J. Craig Presnell
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? Yes
If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher,
Pondkeeper Magazine Jan/Feb 2003
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
Seed (maternal) parent: Unknown
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters
Diameter: 20 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green with black specks
Sepal color, interior: Light purple
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Violet blue
Petal number: 20
Stamen: Filament color: Deep violet
Anther color: Violet
Tip color: Violet
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Light brown
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Slightly
Height above water 30 cm.
Length x width: 45 x 38 cm.
Sinus: Closed to the midpoint, then open
Color, top: Green with heavy maroon mottling
Color, underside: Heavily veined and speckled with light purple and reddish pink
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Light brown
Petiole pubescent? Slightly
Spread of plant (diameter): 200-300 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ‘Wood’s Blue Goddess’, but this has heavily mottled pads.
Unusual characteristics or comments: The flower holds its blue color for all three days.