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WGI International Registry of

Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Midnight Caprice’


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

4) Originator: Kuo Chang Wei                       5) Year of origin: 2008

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy



7) Nominant (Named by): Kuo Chang Wei

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Kuo Chang Wei

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Kuo Chang Wei

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: Unnamed seedling


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Opens stellate, then flat

Diameter:  15-20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Light green

            Sepal color, interior: Violet-blue

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Deep violet-blue

Petal number: 155-165 including petaloid stamens

            Stamen: Deep violet blue

                     Anther color: NA

                     Tip color: NA               

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

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Sweet

Height above water: 30 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

            Margin: Serrate

            Length x width:  25 x 25 cm.

              Sinus: Closed

              Lobes: Pointed         

            Color, top: Bright green

            Color, underside: Violet

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Bronze to purple

              Petiole pubescent? No

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 180 cm.


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

Characteristics similar to N. 'King of Siam'


Unusual characteristics or comments:






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