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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars

 

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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Tanzanite’

 

2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.            5) Year of origin: 2009

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        Florida, USA

 

7) Nominant (Named by): Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

            8) Address (if different from above):

 

9) Introducer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

10) Address (if different from above):

 

11) Applicant: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

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: Unnamed #3206

 
 

            Pollen (paternal) parent: Unnamed #5406

 

Please give following dimensions in centimeters.

 

Description Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter: 15 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Fan 4 166A

            Sepal color, interior: Fan 2 83B

 
            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Fan 2 90A

Petal number: 50+

            Stamen: Filament color: Fan 1 14B               

            Anther color: Fan 2 89B                    

            Tip color:

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Fan 4 199A

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 30 cm.

 
 

Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Dentate

            Length x width:  30 x 27 cm.

                        Sinus: Overlapping

                        Lobes: Pointed

            Color, top: Fan 4 187A with Fan 3 143B splashes

            Color, underside: Fan 3 152B with slight blush on newer leaves

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Fan 3 152B

                        Petiole pubescent? No

                        Viviparous? No

                        Spread of plant (diameter): 180-240 cm.

 

What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ‘Blue Aster’. Flower color is deeper violet with a bright golden center. More true petals and real stamens. Pads have larger areas of mottling 

 

Unusual characteristics or comments: Deep violet purple flower with 50 or more petals. Dark mottled pads. 2009 Best New Waterlily. 2009 Best New Tropical Waterlily. 2009 Peoples Choice Award.

 

 

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