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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Innocence’


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.    5) Year of origin: 1997

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        Florida, USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

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: Unknown


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters.

Colors from RHS Colour Charts.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter: 15-20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: 144B covered with 86A dashes

            Sepal color, interior:  157B with 86A edges

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Pure white

Petal number: 28

            Stamen: Filament color: 13A    

            Anther color: 12A                    

            Tip color: Pure white

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 199A-B

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 30 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

            Margin: Mildly denate

            Length x width:  41 x 37 cm.

            Sinus: Open

            Lobes: Rounded tips

            Color, top: Green with large burgundy splashes

            Color, underside: Olive green with red and purple blotches

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: 152A

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? Yes

            Spread of plant (diameter):  150-250 cm.


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

            The plant is unique and does not resemble other whites.

Unusual characteristics or comments:

This plant has a pure white flower that stands high above the water on a very robust stalk.


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