WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical intersubgeneric 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Yasuhiro Satou 5) Year of origin: 2005
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Kobe Kacho-En
8) Address (if different from above):
9) Introducer: Yasuhiro Satou
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Yasuhiro Satou
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.): WGI Registry 2007 Supplement
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: N. gigantea blue form
Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘White Colorata’
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup
Diameter: 12 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green
Sepal color, interior: Light to medium blue-purple
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Medium blue-purple, lighter on later days
Petal number: 19
Anther color: Orange or orangey-maroon
Tip color: Orange or orangey-maroon
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 20 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Ovate
Length x width: 24 x 20 cm.
Sinus: Closed, slightly overlapping
Color, top: Green
Color, underside: Light purple
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 220 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ’William Phillips’, but without the red floral apex, and the stamens are orange or orangey-maroon depending on light and temperature. Petal color can also vary.
Unusual characteristics or comments: This is the second recorded hybrid between subgenus Anecphya and subgenus Brachyceras.