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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

NymphaeaKey Largo


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.    5) Year of origin: 1999

            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.):

            Pondkeeper, Jan/Feb 2003


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. ‘Panama Pacific’


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters.

Colors from RHS Colour Charts.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter: 15 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: 144A with 187A

            Sepal color, interior:  84C

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: 85A at base darkening to 87B at tip

Petal number: 26

            Stamen: Filament color: 17C    

            Anther color: 17C         

            Tip color: 76A

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 143C

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 15 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Round

             Margin: Denate

             Length x width:  28 x 27 cm.

            Sinus: Open

            Lobes: Pointed

            Color, top: 146A with 183A splashes fading to green with age

             Color, underside: 146C with 79A flecks of 80B

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: 143C

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? Yes

            Spread of plant (diameter):  120-180 cm.


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

            This plant is unique and does not resemble any other lavender lilies.

Unusual characteristics or comments:

            This cultivar has a cup-shaped lavender flower.


Additional images of N. ‘Key Largo’





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