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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Silver Moon’


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

4) Originator: Louis Belloisy                              5) Year of origin: 2005

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. ‘Moonbeam’


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Golden West’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup-like

Diameter:  18 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Light green

            Sepal color, interior: Cream to yellow   

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Cream/yellow interior, changing to lilac/green on tips

Petal number: 20-25

            Stamen: Filament color: Cream/yellow                          

            Anther color: Lilac/white

                        Tip color: Lilac            

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Light green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant?  Yes

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

             Margin: Undulating

             Length x width: 38 x 25 cm.

             Sinus: Open

             Lobes: Pointed           

             Color, top: Clear medium green

             Color, underside: Clear medium green

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Medium green

             Petiole pubescent? No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):       120 cm.


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

I have not seen one similar.


Unusual characteristics or comments: Plant reproduces by means of side shoot and tubers easily.






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