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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea Niki


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

4) Originator: Andreas Protopapas 5) Year of origin: 2001

6) Address: Nicosia, Cyprus


7) Nominant (Named by): Andreas Protopapas

8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Andreas Protopapas

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Andreas Protopapas

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.): Serrosen by Dieter Bechthold / Haro Hieronimus 2006 Dahne Verlag GmbH, Postfach 10 02 50, D-76256 Ettingen. ISBN 10:3-935175-33-7 and ISBN 13:978-3-935175-33-3


Also appears in the WGI web site galleries.

Also took second place in the IWGS competition for Water Lilies in 2004 and 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: Known


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter: Average 10.5cm.

Sepal color, exterior: Green in centre lengthwise (RHS 146B) and Pink (RHS 63A) lengthwise on edges

Sepal color, interior: Light green in centre, Pink on edges and white at the base.

Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Starting on the Outer Petals with Pink (RHS 65A) flashed with white moving towards yellow (RHS 5C) on the inner Petals again flashed with white. . Petaloid Stamens (RHS 161B)


Petal number: 26 to 30

Stamen: Filament color: (RHS 9A)

Anther color: (RHS 9A)

Tip color: : (RHS 9A)

Number of Stamens 57 to 59

Number of Styles: 10 to 11

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Hairy. Four air channels approximately 6 mm in diameter

Fragrant? Some fragrance

Height above water: 0-7 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

Margin: Entire

Length x width: 12 x 13 cm.

Sinus: Open

Lobes: Not overlapping slightly mucronate

Color, top: Green (RHS 146A with dark blotches (RHS 200A)

Color, underside: Brown (RHS 177A) with dark blotches (RHS 200A). Mature leaf occasionally green with no blotches on the top of the leaf.

Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown Oval

Petiole pubescent? Yes

Viviparous? No

Spread of plant (diameter):

This depends on depth. However I can
say that it is a medium size plant.


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




Unusual characteristics or comments:


Nymphaea Niki has three colours. It starts off on the outer petals with pink flushed with white moving towards yellow in the inner petals. Usually pink cultivars do not have variegated leaves. Nymphaea Niki has variegation on the upper and lower leaves.












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