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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Stan Skinger


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.    5) Year of origin: 2000

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        Florida, USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Joe Tomocik

            8) Address (if different from above):
                       Denver Botanic Gardens, CO USA


9) Introducer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

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.):

            Pondkeeper Magazine, Jan/Feb, 2006


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. ‘Trail Blazer’


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘Trail Blazer’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters. Colors from RHS Colour Charts.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Star

Diameter: 15 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: 144B covered with 59A specks

            Sepal color, interior:  2C, tips slightly tinted with 62A

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: 154C at base, top 1/3 suffused with 62A

Petal number: 20

            Stamen: Filament color: 12A    

            Anther color:  12B

            Tip color: 8B

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 146A

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes, sweet

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Egg

            Margin: Serrated

            Length x width:  36 x 30 cm.

            Sinus: Closed

            Lobes: Overlapping

            Color, top: 146B splashed with 166A

            Color, underside: 144B flushed with 60B

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: 144A

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter):  175 cm.


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


Unusual characteristics or comments:

            In cooler climates the green in the leaves turns to a bronze color. Also, the flower is more intense.


Additional images of N. ‘Stan Skinger






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