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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Kathy McLane’


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.    5) Year of origin: 2000

            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.):

            Slocum, Waterlilies and Lotuses, p.117, 2005


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: Star

Diameter: 15-20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: 144A, covered with 83A dashes

            Sepal color, interior:  78A with streaks of 145D

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: 78B

Petal number: 48

            Stamen: Filament color: 12B     

            Anther color: 61A                

            Tip color: 78B

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 200D

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 20-25 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

            Margin: Denate

            Length x width:  32 x 29 cm.

            Sinus: Closed

            Lobes: Overlapping, tips have long narrow points

            Color, top: 146B with 187A splashes

            Color, underside: 59D with 59B and 59A blotches

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: 200B

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter):  150-200 cm.


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

            Similar to N. ‘Evelyn Randig’ but has more contrasty pads and over 20 more petals in the flower.

Unusual characteristics or comments:

            Flowers open late and stay open late.





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