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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Day Glow’


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

4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell                          5) Year of origin: 2001

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.):

Luster Aquatic Nursery Price List 2002


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: Unknown

             Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter:  15 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Light green with cinnamon speckles

            Sepal color, interior: Base white, upper third pink

            Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Bright pink, yellow at base
Petal number: 36-38

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow                                    

            Anther color: Yellow

                        Tip color: Pink            

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant?  Slightly

Height above water: 15 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

             Margin: Dentate

             Length x width: 36 x 28 cm.

             Sinus: Closed, sometimes overlaps

             Lobes: Pointed           

             Color, top: Coppery speckled with burgundy

             Color, underside: Green with pink speckles

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green              

             Petiole pubescent? No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       120-180 cm.


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

N. ‘Peach Blow’. Not viviparous, yellow at petal base more pronounced. Pads speckled with burgundy

Unusual characteristics or comments: Bright green spot in the center of each pad where the petiole attaches.


More images of N. ‘Day Glow’






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