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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea Barre Hellquist


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

4) Originator: Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 5) Year of origin: 2008

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

Richmond, Surrey, UK


7) Nominant (Named by): Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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? No


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: Selection of Nymphaea subgenus Anecphya collected in Queensland, Australia, species to be determined.


Pollen (paternal) parent:


Please give following dimensions in centimeters.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter: 20+ cm.

Sepal color, exterior: Green with a mauve edge

Sepal color, interior: Mauve

Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Deep indigo blue fading to deep mauve after a few days

Petal number: 25

Stamen: Filament color: Bright yellow

Anther color: Bright yellow

Tip color: Yellow

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Slightly


Fragrant? Lightly scented

Height above water: 40+ cm.


Leaves: Shape: Round, ellipsoidal

Margin: Lightly dentate

Length x width: 45 x 40 cm.

Sinus: Not overlapping

Lobes: Pointed

Color, top: Olive green

Color, underside: Brownish, with a blue metallic

hue and dark brown/black scattered spots

Petiole (leaf stem) color: Olive green

Petiole pubescent? Slightly

Viviparous? No

Spread of plant (diameter): 200 cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? Nymphaea gigantea forms, however N. Barre Hellquist has much darker mauve/deep blue blooms and olive green leaves.


Unusual characteristics or comments: Bloom color.





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