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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Bull's Eye’


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.    5) Year of origin: 2007

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        Florida, USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

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: N. ‘King of Blues’


            Pollen (paternal) parent: Unnamed hybrid FAN 5406


Please give following dimensions in centimeters.


Description Flower: Shape: Open cup

Diameter: 20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green

            Sepal color, interior: Red

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Red

Petal number: 70+

            Stamen: Filament color: Gold               

            Anther color: Gold                   

            Tip color: Red

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Tannish green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 35 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

            Margin: Denate

            Length x width:  44 x 39 cm.

                        Sinus: Overlapping

                        Lobes: Pointed

            Color, top: Green

            Color, underside: Green with a reddish blush

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Tan-green

                        Petiole pubescent? No

                        Viviparous? No

                        Spread of plant (diameter): 180-240 cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ‘Jack Wood’ but it differs by the larger number of petals and the intense burgundy red color.


Unusual characteristics or comments: 1. Large number of petals – 70+. 2. Intense burgundy red color.


More images of N. ‘Bullseye






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