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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Amethyst Splash’


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

4) Originator: Kit Knotts                                   5) Year of origin: 1999

            6) Address: 2211 S Atlantic Av.

            Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Kit Knotts

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Kit Knotts

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Kit Knotts

12) Address (if different from above):


13) Phone: 321-783-0306  14) Fax: 321-783-0306  15) Email: kknotts@cfl.rr.com


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.):

                                    Pond & Garden Magazine, 32.57, 2001 


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: N. ampla


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. capensis


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, wide petals

Diameter: 23 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Apple green slightly streaked with dark purple

            Sepal color, interior: Light purplish blue

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Medium purplish blue

Petal number: 30

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow            

            Anther color: Purple                 

            Tip color: Medium purplish blue


            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 36 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Denate and somewhat undulating

            Length x width:  56 x 52 cm.

            Sinus: Slightly open

            Lobes: Somewhat rounded with a point

            Color, top: Apple green

            Color, underside: Light green suffused with red, especially on lobes

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Bronze green

              Petiole pubescent? No

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 427 cm.


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

N. ‘Bill Yohn’ (lost to cultivation except one plant). N. ‘Amethyst Splash’ has more and wider petals.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

N. ‘Amethyst Splash’ is a prolific bloomer, even in partial shade and cold weather.


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