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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars

 

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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘White Delight’

   

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

4) Originator: Charles Winch                             5) Year of origin: 1974

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
 NSW, Australia

 

7) Nominant (Named by): Charles Winch

            8) Address (if different from above):

 

9) Introducer:

10) Address (if different from above):

 

11) Applicant:

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

 

17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):

            Slocum & Robinson, Water Gardening, water lilies and lotuses, 1996, p. 206

           

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: Unknown

 

Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown

 

Please give following dimensions in centimeters

 

Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter:  18-20 cm.

 
            Sepal color, exterior: Green, flecked with light maroon

            Sepal color, interior: Cream

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Cream

Petal number: 26

            Stamen: Filament color: Dark yellow                             

            Anther color: Light yellow

                        Tip color: Cream         

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant?  Yes

Height above water: 18 cm.

 

Leaves: Shape: Ovate

 
             Margin: Denate

             Length x width: 41 x 38 cm.

             Sinus: Open

             Lobes: Pointed           

             Color, top: Green, flecked with light maroon

             Color, underside: Green speckled with light maroon

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Bronze

             Petiole pubescent? No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       330 cm.

 

What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?

N. ‘White Fleck’ but cream instead of white

 

Unusual characteristics or comments:

 

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