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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Pink Candy’


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

4) Originator: Louis Belloisy                              5) Year of origin: 2004

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
 Morris, CT USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Louis Belloisy

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer:

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant:

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: N. ‘Raspberry Sorbet’


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Golden West’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter:  18 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Dark maroon

            Sepal color, interior: Dark pink

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Rose pink

Petal number: Approximately 40

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow                                    

            Anther color: Yellow

                        Tip color: Pink            

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Dark maroon

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant?  Slightly

Height above water: 15 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Round

             Margin: Undulating

             Length x width: 25 x 25 cm.

             Sinus: Open

             Lobes: Straight           

             Color, top: Mostly maroon with light green streaks

             Color, underside: Lighter maroon

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green

             Petiole pubescent? No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       120 cm.


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

I have not seen one similar with the dark maroon pads.


Unusual characteristics or comments: Free flowering. Opens around 10:00AM, closes around 4:00 PM.






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