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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Fountain Blue’


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

4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell                          5) Year of origin: 2008

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. capensis


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘White Colorata


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, then flat

Diameter:  20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green

            Sepal color, interior: White

            Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Icy blue

Petal number: 36 plus 100+ petaloid stamens

            Stamen: Filament color: Bottom half yellow, upper half light lavender                             

            Anther color:

                        Tip color:                    

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant?  Slightly

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

             Margin: Entire (few indents)

             Length x width: 25 x 20 cm.

             Sinus: Open

             Lobes: Round

             Color, top: Drab green, a few purple splotches in new leaves

             Color, underside: Green with light purple shading

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown                      

             Petiole pubescent? No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       200 cm.


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

Most closely resembles N. ‘Sandra Lynn' but has many more petals and green pads


Unusual characteristics or comments: The petaloid stamens in N. 'Fountain Blue' form a raised center that "pillows" while the petals lay flat.




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