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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea Manassas

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

4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell 5) Year of origin: 2004

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
Zolfo Springs, FL USA


7) Nominant (Named by): J. Craig Presnell

8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: J. Craig Presnell

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: J. Craig Presnell

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.):

Water Garden News, 55.3, April 2006 


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: Unnamed seedling

Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter: 25 cm.

Sepal color, exterior: Green with black streaks

Sepal color, interior: White

Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Bright full pink
Petal number: 28-30

Stamen: Filament color: Deep pink

Anther color: Deep pink

Tip color: Pink

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Pubescence on submerged portion

Fragrant? Slightly

Height above water: 30 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

Margin: Denate

Length x width: 56 x 51 cm.

Sinus: Closed

Lobes: Overlapping, pointed

Color, top: Green heavily mottled with maroon

Color, underside: Green with obvious veins and some pink and blue splotches

Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown

Petiole pubescent? No

Viviparous? No

Spread of plant (diameter): 340 cm.


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

N. Evelyn Randig, but the pads are oval, not round, and more heavily colored with maroon.


Unusual characteristics or comments:
Pads are textured and give the appearance of being quilted.





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