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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):



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

4) Originator: Mike Giles                                  5) Year of origin: 2004

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        West Virginia, USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Mike Giles

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Mike Giles

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Mike Giles

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: Known


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter: 21 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Green with pink edges

            Sepal color, interior: Bright pink

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Bright pink outer petals grading to lighter pink

                       then to light yellow then to dark yellow inner. 

Petal number: 35-40

            Stamen: Filament color: Dark yellow                 

            Anther color: Dark yellow             

            Tip color:

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Light green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Yes

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 0 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Round

            Margin: Smooth

            Length x width:  20 x 20 cm.

            Sinus: ¾ overlapping

            Lobes: Pointed and upturned

            Color, top: Medium to dark green. Flecking on young

                     leaves fades as leaf matures. Young leaves red.

            Color, underside: Red with darker flecks, green veins

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Light green

            Petiole pubescent? Yes

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter): 90-180 cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? Most closely resembles N. ‘Pink Grapefruit’ but more brilliantly colored, with darker pinks and yellows, and doesn't fade as much during the summer.


Unusual characteristics or comments: More brilliant color and greater color range than probably any other hybrid of N. mexicana with star shaped pointed petals






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