WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
Nymphaea ‘William McLane’
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc. 5) Year of origin: 1997
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.
(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? Yes
17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):
Water Gardening Magazine, Jan/Feb, p. 16, 1998
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.):
Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Unknown
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Colors from RHS Colour Charts.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Star
Diameter: 12-18 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: 152A
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: 90A, 93B
Petal number: 48
Stamen: Filament color: 12A
Anther color: 83A
Tip color: 93B
Number of stamens: 207
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 199A
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 20 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Oval
Length x width: 45 x 35 cm.
Lobes: Overlapping or pushing each other upward
Color, top: 200B-C
Color, underside: 90A, 146D veins
Petiole (leaf stem) color: 200D
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 150 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
Unusual characteristics or comments:
Leaf color fades with age. Leaf color is redder in cooler water temperatures. It is the first Nymphaea ever to win the RHS Banksian Award (1997).