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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Carlos Magdalena’


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

4) Originator: Kit Knotts                                   5) Year of origin: 1999

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

            Cocoa Beach, FL USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Kit Knotts

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Kit Knotts

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Kit Knotts

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. ampla


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Pink Perfection’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, wide petals

Diameter: 20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green streaked with dark purple

            Sepal color, interior: Light purplish blue

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Medium purplish blue

Petal number: 28

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow            

            Anther color: Purple                 

            Tip color: Medium purplish blue

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 28 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Denate and somewhat undulating

            Length x width:  50 x 46 cm.

            Sinus: Slightly open

            Lobes: Pointed

            Color, top: Green heavily mottled with dark maroon

            Color, underside: Light green suffused with red, speckled with pink and purple

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Reddish bronze green

              Petiole pubescent? No

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 280 cm.


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

N. ‘Amethyst Splash’ but with mottled pads. N. ‘Bill Frase’ but with less smoky undertones in the pads and larger flowers.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

N. ‘Carlos Magdalena’ is a prolific bloomer, even in partial shade and cold weather.






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