WGI Registry of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name:
Nymphaea ‘Julia Russo’
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
4) Originator: Charles Winch 5) Year of origin: 1974
Address: Removed to protect privacy
7) Nominant (Named by): Charles Winch
8) Address (if different from above):
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Noelene Pullen
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 2002 Knotts
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? Yes
21) If yes, please give details (where, when deposited, etc.):
Royal Botanic Gardens
ABOUT THE PLANT
Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Unknown
Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate
Diameter: 19 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green
Sepal color, interior: White with a hint of light blue
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Light blue
Petal number: 28
Stamen: Filament color: Deep yellow
Anther color: Yellow
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Height above water: 16 cm.
Leaves: Shape: Ovate
Length x width: 36 x 33 cm.
Color, top: Green
Color, underside: Green speckled light maroon
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Bronze
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 310 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?
N. ‘White Delight’ but light blue with white towards the centre rather than all cream
Unusual characteristics or comments: Wide petals with curled tips; serrated edge on pads