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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Sky of Awaji’


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

4) Originator: Yasuhiro Satou                         5) Year of origin: 2009

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        Kobe, Japan


7) Nominant (Named by): Kobe Kacho-En

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Yasuhiro Satou

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Yasuhiro Satou

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?   No


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. ‘Pink Leopardess’


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unnamed hybrid


Please give following dimensions in centimeters.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter: 26 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green

            Sepal color, interior: White

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Light blue

Petal number: 37 outer, 132 inner

            Stamen: Filament color: Deep yellow orange

            Anther color: Light blue             

            Tip color: Light blue

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No


Height above water: 15 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Dentate

            Length x width:  52 x 48 cm.

            Sinus: Closed

            Lobes: Pointed

 Color, top: Green

            Color, underside: Green

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Light brown

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter): 300 cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ’Midnight’, but it is light blue and larger.


Unusual characteristics or comments:




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