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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Islamorada’


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.    5) Year of origin: 1998

            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?   Yes


17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):

            Water Gardening Magazine, p. 37, Jan/Feb 2000


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. micrantha white form


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Panama Pacific’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters. Colors from RHS Colour Charts.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Star

Diameter: 10-15 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: 146A suffused with 60B

            Sepal color, interior:  85C center, 84A edges with white spots throughout

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: 91A with white spots

Petal number: 23

            Stamen: Filament color: 14B     

            Anther color: 90B                    

            Tip color: 91A

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 200B

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 15-20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Round toothed, undulating

            Length x width:  28 x 25 cm.

            Sinus: Open

            Lobes: Long pointed tips

            Color, top: 137A

            Color, underside: 59A-B, lighter in the center, 86A specks

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: 200B

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? Yes, highly

            Spread of plant (diameter):  90-150 cm.


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


Unusual characteristics or comments:

It is a heavy bloomer. It is the first lily ever to have spotted petals throughout the flower. With N. micrantha genes, it is more cold tolerant than most tropicals. 


Additional images of N. ‘Islamorada’






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