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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea Anconas

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

4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell 5) Year of origin: 2006

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
Zolfo Springs, FL USA


7) Nominant (Named by): J. Craig Presnell

8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: J. Craig Presnell

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: J. Craig Presnell

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?



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.):





Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Unknown


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter: 20 cm.

Sepal color, exterior: Almost black with few light green stripes

Sepal color, interior: Silvery blue

Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Medium blue

Petal number: 22

Stamen: Filament color: Purple

Anther color: Yellow

Tip color: Light blue

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bright green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 25 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Round

Margin: Slightly dentate

Length x width: 25 x 25 cm.

Sinus: Open

Lobes: Pointed

Color, top: New leaves are maroon with green blotches and mature to green with maroon

Color, underside: Purple with rose blotches and a light green midline

Petiole (leaf stem) color: Bright green

Petiole pubescent? Yes

Viviparous? Yes

Spread of plant (diameter): 240 cm.


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

Pads resemble N. 'Star of Siam' and the flower resembles N. 'Teri Dunn'


Unusual characteristics or comments:






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