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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):



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

4) Originator: Kit Knotts                                   5) Year of origin: 2005

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

            Cocoa Beach, FL USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Kit Knotts

            8) Address (if different from above):


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: N. ‘RSVP’


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ampla


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate, then flat with sepals reflexed

Diameter:  25 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Apple green streaked with dark purple

            Sepal color, interior: Medium purple

            Sepal number: 4 large, 4 small

            Petal color: Medium-dark purple, slightly darker at tips

Petal number: 48

            Stamen: 196 petaloid stamens, pink, deep yellow at base,

            medium yellow middle             

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Bronze green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 31 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

            Margin: Slightly denate

            Length x width:  58 x 52 cm.



            Color, top: Apple green

            Color, underside: Red, light green edges

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Reddish bronze green

              Petiole pubescent? Yes

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 400 cm.


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

N. ‘Midnight Embers’. N. ‘Smoulder’ has plain green pads. Flowers do not turn pink on successive days.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

N. ‘Smoulder’ is one of the few cultivars with a multicolored

pompom center. Flowers open early and close late. It is tolerant

of cold and some shade.



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