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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘RSVP’


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

4) Originator: Unknown, probably Rich Sacher 5) Year of origin: Uncertain

            6) Address:


7) Nominant (Named by): Kit Knotts

            8) Address (if different from above):

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            Cocoa Beach, FL USA


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?



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: Unknown


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, semi-double

Diameter: 18 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green heavily streaked with dark purple

            Sepal color, interior: Light pink

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Medium pink

Petal number: 44

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow            

            Anther color: Pink                    

            Tip color: Pink


            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Apple green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Denate and undulating

            Length x width:  46 x 40 cm.

            Sinus: Overlapping

            Lobes: Somewhat rounded with a point

            Color, top: Green heavily mottled with maroon

            Color, underside: Light green speckled with red, green wedge in center

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Apple green

              Petiole pubescent? No

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 244 cm.


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

N. ‘Evelyn Randig’. N. ‘RSVP’ has many more petals.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

N. ‘RSVP’ is a prolific bloomer, even in partial shade and cold weather.


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