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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Shannon’


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

4) Originator: Mauro Bergamo                          5) Year of origin: 2007

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

            Udine, Italy


7) Nominant (Named by): Mauro Bergamo

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Mauro Bergamo

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Mauro Bergamo

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

Diameter:  17 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Dark brown striped with dark pink in the borders

            Sepal color, interior: Pink striped with dark brown

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: White with pink base and at the center

Petal number: 28-31

Stamen: Filament color: Gold

            Anther color: Light yellow

            Tip color: Light steel blue         

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green striped with purple

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes

Fragrant? Sweet

Height above water: 0-3 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Almost round

            Margin: Smooth

            Length x width:  26 x 24 cm.


              Sinus: Open

              Lobes: Pointed          

            Color, top: Reddish

            Color, underside: Reddish with green veins

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green striped with purple

              Petiole pubescent? Yes

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 110 cm.


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

Characteristics similar to N. 'Rose Arey. The flower is different in colour and form


Unusual characteristics or comments: The flower is very stellate with pointed petals the pink shade is marked.


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