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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Shady Lady’


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

4) Originator: Hazorea Aquatics                        5) Year of origin: 2004

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy



7) Nominant (Named by): Danny Benjamin

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Lilyblooms Aquatic Gardens

10) Address (if different from above): Ohio, USA


11) Applicant: Hazorea Aquatics

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.):

                                     LilyBlooms Catalogue, 2004


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. ‘Aurora’


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup

Diameter: 11 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Reddish green

            Sepal color, interior: Light pink

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Pink

Petal number: 19

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow-orange             

            Anther color: None                  

            Tip color: Yellow      

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Slight

Height above water: 4 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Round

            Margin: Smooth

            Length x width:  10 x 12 cm.

            Sinus: Open

            Lobes: Divergent

            Color, top: Green with brown markings

            Color, underside: Green with brown spots

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter): 60 to 80 cm.


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

Nymphaea ‘Aurora’. The flowers are pink and not changeable.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

One of the few pink waterlilies with variegated brown and green leaves






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