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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Raspberry Sorbet’


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

4) Originator: Louis Belloisy                              5) Year of origin: 2001

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. ‘Star of Siam’


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Jack Wood’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter:  18 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Dark green, mottled with maroon

            Sepal color, interior: Dark magenta

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Deep magenta/rose

Petal number: 30

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow                                    

            Anther color: Dark magenta

                        Tip color: Deep dark magenta  

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Dark green with maroon speckles

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Slightly


Fragrant?  Yes, not overwhelmingly

Height above water: 15 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

             Margin: Denate and undulating

             Length x width: 25 x 18 cm.

             Sinus: Slightly open young, closed mature

             Lobes: Straight           

             Color, top: Medium green with maroon streaks

             Color, underside: Light green speckled with maroon

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Dark green with maroon specks

             Petiole pubescent? No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       152 cm.


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

To my knowledge, it does not look like any other plant of its type. The color closely resembles N. ‘Jack Wood’.


Unusual characteristics or comments: Petal count is around 30, opens up early (10:00AM) and closes around 5:00 PM. Pads open with sinus slightly open and as they mature, they close.






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