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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Jennifer Presnell


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

4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell                        5) Year of origin: 2003

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. ampla



Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, then flat

Diameter:  25 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Drab olive green

            Sepal color, interior: Very light blue

            Sepal number: 3 sepals, 3 half sepals

Petal color: Blue with a hint of purple

Petal number: 28-30

            Stamen: 95-105 petaloid stamens. Inner petaloids are pink, but the very outer rows are pale blue and extended

            Anther color: N/A

                        Tip color: N/A

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Slightly


Height above water: 30 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

             Margin: Dentate

             Length x width: 40 x 35 cm.

             Sinus: Upper 2/3 closed, bottom 1/3 open

             Lobes: Pointed

             Color, top: Medium green, a few black specks primarily on margin and lobes

             Color, underside: Rosy pink with prominent green veins

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown                             

             Petiole pubescent? No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):    305 cm.


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

N. ‘Jennifer Catherine’ but the color is blue and the outer petaloids are blue.


Unusual characteristics or comments:
The center ‘pillows’ when the flower is opened flat.






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