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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea Efestus


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

4) Originator: Andreas Protopapas 5) Year of origin: 2002

6) Address: Nicosia, Cyprus


7) Nominant (Named by): Andreas Protopapas

8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Andreas Protopapas

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Andreas Protopapas

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? Yes

17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.): Serrosen by Dieter Beehthold / Haro Hieronimus 2006 Dahne Verlag GmbH, Postfach 10 02 50, D-76256 Ettingen. ISBN 10:3-935175-33-7 and ISBN 13:978-3-935175-33-3


Also appears on the WGI web site galleries.

Also won third place in the IWGS competition for Water Lilies in 2004


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: Known


Pollen (paternal) parent: Known


Please give following dimensions in centimetres


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter: Average 8 cm.

Sepal color, exterior: Green in centre lengthwise and Red lengthwise on edges

Sepal color, interior: Light green in centre, Red on edges flashed with white

Sepal number: 4 sometimes 5

Petal color: Dark Red (RHS 59A) black (RHS 202A) on tips

Petal number:35 to 39

Stamen: Filament color: Dark red (RHS 59A) on Base Dark Red (RHS 59C)

Anther color: ( Dark red RHS59A)

Tip color: : Black (RHS 202A)

Number of Stamens: Around 63

Number of Carpellary Styles: 14-17

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown (RHS 177B) 5 air channels approximately 6 mm in diameter round.

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Hairy.

Fragrant? Some fragrance

Height above water: 0 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

Margin: Entire

Length x width: early leaves 11 x 10 cm. Mature leaves max size 16.5 x 15.5 cm.

Sinus: Closed. Overlapping on some leaves

Lobes: Mucronate

Color, top: on early leaves dark Brown (RHS 200A) and on mature leaves Green (RHS 147A)

Color, underside: Brown (RHS 177A) on early Leaves and on mature Leaves (RHS 177A) flushed with green.

Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown round

Petiole pubescent? Yes

Viviparous? No

Spread of plant (diameter): Medium size


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble

and how does it differ?




Unusual characteristics or comments:


Nymphaea Efestus petals are a very dark red reaching
black towards the tips on the third day. Large number of
petals, a double water lily.






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