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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea Ao Bombori

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

4) Originator: Mio Sato, Kamo Nursery 5) Year of origin: 2005

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
Kakegawa City, Shizuoka, Japan


7) Nominant (Named by): Kobe Kacho-En

8) Address (if different from above): Kobe, Japan


9) Introducer: Kakegawa Kacho-En

10) Address (if different from above): Kakegawa City, Shizuoka, Japan


11) Applicant: Kobe Kacho-En

12) Address (if different from above): Kobe, Japan


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: Nymphaea gigantea var. gigantea

Pollen (paternal) parent: Nymphaea gigantea Hudsoniana


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter: 20 cm.

Sepal color, exterior: Light green

Sepal color, interior: Whitish green

Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Light blue outer, white inner
Petal number: Ca. 30

Stamen: Filament color: White

Anther color: Yellow

Tip color: Yellow

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Light green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Very faint if any

Height above water: 40 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Orbicular to elliptic

Margin: Serrate and undulate

Length x width: 55 x 46 cm.

Sinus: Overlapping, then open

Lobes: Pointed

Color, top: Light green

Color, underside: Slightly paler than top, purplish at margin

Petiole (leaf stem) color: Light green

Petiole pubescent? No

Viviparous? No

Spread of plant (diameter): Ca. 400 cm.


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

It resembles N. gigantea var. gigantea but the flower is larger, paler in color, and more tolerant of low temperature.


Unusual characteristics or comments:





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