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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘Symphonic Poem’


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

4) Originator: Nerissa Marshall                         5) Year of origin: 2000

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

            Victoria, Australia


7) Nominant (Named by): Nerissa Marshall

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Nerissa Marshall

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Nerissa Marshall

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. ‘Golden West’


Pollen (paternal) parent: N. ‘August Siebert’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup


            Sepal color, exterior: 144A finely splashed with 165A

            Sepal color, interior: 56A to 144A

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Clear pink 56A, in autumn deepens to 49A, thin line of vivid green 144A at base

Petal number: 27

Stamen: Filament color: Yellow 18A

            Anther color: 56A

                        Tip color:

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: 144A

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)?

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water:


Leaves: Shape: Ovate

            Margin: Undulate

            Length x width: 

              Sinus: Slightly open

              Lobes: Somewhat pointed

            Color, top: Green 144A marbled with brown 165A

            Color, underside: Marbled 178A

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: 144A

              Petiole pubescent?

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter):


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


Unusual characteristics or comments:






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