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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:



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

4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell                          5) Year of origin: 2005

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: N. ampla


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter:  20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green with black specks

            Sepal color, interior: Light blue

            Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Cobalt blue

Petal number: 18

            Stamen: Filament color: Blue                

            Anther color: Yellow

                        Tip color: Blue            

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes

Fragrant?  Yes

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Nearly round

             Margin: Serrate

             Length x width: 35 x 30 cm.

             Sinus: Open

             Lobes: Pointed

             Color, top: Reddish green with oxblood speckles, changing to

                       reddish brown with brown speckles in cool weather

             Color, underside: Light green with purple flecks; prominent veins

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Reddish brown                    

             Petiole pubescent? Yes

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       300 cm.


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

N. ‘Bayou Blue’ but pads are speckled rather than mottled.


Unusual characteristics or comments: Upper pad color darkens at cooler temps.






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