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WGI International Checklist of

Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Pastel Palette’


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

4) Originator: Kit Knotts                                   5) Year of origin: 2000

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

            Cocoa Beach, FL USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Kit Knotts

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Kit Knotts

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Kit Knotts

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.):

                                    WGI Checklist of Nymphaea Names, 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: N. micrantha


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. Nangkwag


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter: 15 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Reddish bronze green

            Sepal color, interior: Pale blue

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: First day light blue, second day lavender, third day almost pink

Petal number: 20

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow            

            Anther color: Yellow                

            Tip color: Light blue


            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Reddish bronze green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Denate

            Length x width:  23 x 20 cm.

            Sinus: Somewhat open

            Lobes: Pointed

            Color, top: Apple green

            Color, underside: Reddish purple

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Reddish bronze green

              Petiole pubescent? No

              Viviparous? Yes

              Spread of plant (diameter): 140 cm.


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

N. ‘Blink’ in that it is changeable but has narrower petals and a smaller habit.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

Changes color over three days from light blue to lavender to almost pink. Tolerant of some shade and cold.






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