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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

NymphaeaLedora Gold’


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

4) Originator: Nerissa Marshall                         5) Year of origin: 2004

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

            Victoria, Australia


7) Nominant (Named by): Nerissa Marshall with Sean and Jann Rose

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Nerissa Marshall

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Nerissa Marshall

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


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate


            Sepal color, exterior: Olive

            Sepal color, interior: Yellow

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Yellow 4A

Petal number: 15

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow 13A                 

            Anther color:

                        Tip color: Yellow 14A

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color:

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)?

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water:


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Smooth

            Length x width: 

              Sinus: Slightly open

              Lobes: Somewhat pointed

            Color, top: Olive 144A, new growth with honey-brown staining

            Color, underside:

            Petiole (leaf stem) color:

              Petiole pubescent?

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter):


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ‘St. Louis Gold’ but larger flowered.


Unusual characteristics or comments: Good performer with many blooms over a long season. Grows well in temperate climates under conditions more favourable to hardy waterlilies.






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