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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Pink Passion’


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.    5) Year of origin: 1998

            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.):

            Pondkeeper, Mar/Apr 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.

Colors from RHS Colour Charts.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup - open

Diameter: 20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green

            Sepal color, interior:  81D

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: 82B

Petal number: 48

            Stamen: Filament color: 23B     

            Anther color: 22A

            Tip color: 85B

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 25-35 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Nearly round

             Margin: Denate

             Length x width:  30 x 24 cm.

            Sinus: Closed

            Lobes: Pointed

            Color, top: Green

            Color, underside: Green with red blush around margins

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter):  150-240 cm.


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

            This plant mostly resembles N. capensis but differs because its flowers are much larger and color is different.

Unusual characteristics or comments:

            This flower has a unique salmon pink color and has approximately 50 petals.


Additional images of N. ‘Pink Passion’





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