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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Laurence Gedye


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

4) Originator: Gedye Water Gardens                 5) Year of origin: 2007

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

            Victoria, Australia


7) Nominant (Named by): Laurence and Norma Gedye

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Laurence and Norma Gedye

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Laurence and Norma Gedye

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: Chance seedling

Pollen (paternal) parent:


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate


            Sepal color, exterior: Olive 152A

            Sepal color, interior: Deep rose-magenta 59D

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Rose-magenta 72C

Petal number: 40

            Stamen: Filament color: Gold orange 21A                     

            Anther color:

                        Tip color:

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes


Height above water:


Leaves: Shape: Round

            Margin: Undulate

            Length x width:  15 x 15 cm.

              Sinus: Slightly open

              Lobes: Slightly pointed

            Color, top: Mid to olive green 145C, young foliage mid-brown 166A to 187A

            Color, underside:

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Olive with red striping

              Petiole pubescent?

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter):


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ‘Peter Slocum’ but is darker pink.


Unusual characteristics or comments:






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