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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Moon Shadow’


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.    5) Year of origin: 1999

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        Florida, USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

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.):

            Water Gardening Magazine, p. 25, Jan/Feb 1999


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: N. ‘Trail Blazer’


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters. Colors from RHS Colour Charts.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Star

Diameter: 15-20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: 144A, 145D edges

            Sepal color, interior:  145D

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Base 145C, 93D mixing in as you go up

Petal number: 22

            Stamen: Filament color: 14A base with 93D mixing in as you go up       

            Anther color: 41A suffused with 93D               

            Tip color: 93D

Number of stamens:  169

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 144B

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 30 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Denate, undulating

            Length x width:  45 x 40 cm.

            Sinus: ˝ open

            Lobes: Overlapping half way, tips rounded

            Color, top: 137B

            Color, underside: 144A

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: 137B

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter):  200-300 cm.


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


Unusual characteristics or comments:

            The two colors blending in the petal give the center of the petal a greenish look.






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