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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Midnight Serenade’


2) Hardy or tropical:  Tropical                          3) Day or  Night: Daybloomer
4) Originator:   J. Craig Presnell                      5) Year of origin: 2000
                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? Yes


17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.): Pondkeeper Magazine 2002 


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: Opens stellate, then flat
          Diameter:  20 cm.
          Sepal color, exterior: Bright Green with Black Streaks
          Sepal color, interior: Purple
          Sepal number: 4
          Petal color: Purple
          Petal number: 145-155, some petaloids
          Stamen: Filament color:   Purple                   
          Anther color: Purple
          Tip color: Purple    
          Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown
          Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
          Fragrant? Slightly
          Height above water              30 cm. 


Leaves: Shape: Round
              Margin: Wavy
              Length x width:  28 x 28 cm.
              Sinus: Closed
              Lobes:  Pointed
              Color, top: Green with maroon mottling
              Color, underside: Green with pink and purple blotches
              Petiole (leaf stem) color: Greenish Brown
              Petiole pubescent? No
              Viviparous? No
              Spread of plant (diameter):      186  cm


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?  N. ‘Midnight’.  The pads are boldly mottled. 


Unusual characteristics or comments:  Best in Show IWGS 2002 


More images of N. ‘Midnight Serenade’





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