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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Hunter’s Moon’


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

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.):

The Names of Waterlilies, Knotts 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: Stellate

Diameter:  15 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green with purple speckles

            Sepal color, interior: Light purple

            Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Yellow with purple overtones, purple tips

Petal number: 22

            Stamen: Filament color: Light purple                             

            Anther color: Yellow

                        Tip color: Light purple 

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Tan

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes

Fragrant?  Yes

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Nearly round

             Margin: Slightly dentate

             Length x width: 23 x 21.5 cm.

             Sinus: Closed

             Lobes: Pointed

             Color, top: Green with random maroon splotches

             Color, underside: Light green with purple speckles                                        

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Tan                               

             Petiole pubescent? Yes

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       180 cm.


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

Possibly N. 'Green Smoke', but this has mottled pads, longer stamens and more stable color over three days. 


Unusual characteristics or comments:






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