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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Lambency Light’


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

4) Originator: Mauro Bergamo                          5) Year of origin: 2007

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

            Udine, Italy


7) Nominant (Named by): Mauro Bergamo

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Mauro Bergamo

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Mauro Bergamo

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: Unknown, possibly N. capensis


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter:  15-16 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Light green

            Sepal color, interior: Light green base then light yellow

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Light yellow base graduating to light steel blue tips

Petal number: 20

Stamen: Filament color: Gold


            Anther color: Light yellow

            Tip color: Light steel blue         

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown and green near flower

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Sweet

Height above water: 35-40 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

            Margin: Slightly serrate

            Length x width:  38 x 32 cm.

              Sinus: Open

              Lobes: Pointed          

            Color, top: Green, slightly flecked when young

            Color, underside: Light green

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Bronze green

              Petiole pubescent? No

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 270 cm.


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

Characteristics similar to the N. capensis, flower colour unusual


Unusual characteristics or comments: Soft diluted colors that change with the light



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