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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Pink Tulip’


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

4) Originator: Mike Giles                                5) Year of origin: 2006

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        West Virginia, USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Mike Giles

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Mike Giles

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Mike Giles

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?   No


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: Known


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter: 18 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Light yellowish green with shell pink overlap areas.

            Sepal color, interior: Light pink with green blush especially at tip edges.

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Consistent light shell pink. Center row sometimes has yellow tips.       

Petal number: 28-32

            Stamen: Filament color: Deep yellow

            Anther color: Deep yellow          

            Tip color: Deep yellow

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Light brownish green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Slight

Fragrant? Light lemon scent

Height above water: 18 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Nearly round

            Margin: Smooth, lays flat

            Length x width:  23 x 23 cm.

            Sinus: Slightly open to open

            Lobes: Straight, no overlap. Small pointy tips.

 Color, top: Young leaves are medium dark green with darker specks and splotches quickly fading to all green.

            Color, underside: Red-pink with darker red splotches. Lighter veins.

            Petiole color: Green               

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter): 120-180 cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? Kind of like N. ‘Peachglow’ but with an N. ‘Marliacea Carnea’ colored flower that is more cup shaped. 

Unusual characteristics or comments: Holds its flowers as high as N. ‘Colorado’ with about 50 percent leaf coverage. Very substantial flower with pointy tips that curl slightly outward giving it a unique delicate look. It holds its color and blooms well all season. Fairly slow to spread and make offshoots. 





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