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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:



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

4) Originator:            Mr. Pairat  Songpanich                 5)  Year of origin:  4 July 2003

        6) Address:   Removed to protect privacy

Nontaburi Province, THAILAND


7) Nominant (Named by):  Mr. Pairat  Songpanich

        8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer:      Mr. Pairat  Songpanich

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant:     Mr. Pairat  Songpanich

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? Yes


19) If yes to any of the above, please give details: 

By registering for Plant Breeders' Rights with Plant Variety Protection Office of Thailand

by Mr. Pairat Songpanich



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        Nymphaea ‘Perry’s Fire Opal’


Pollen (paternal) parent       Nymphaea ‘Sirius’


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape:   Star shape

Diameter:        10 - 13     cm.

            Sepal color, exterior:  Green with brown

            Sepal color, interior:   Dark deep pink

            Sepal number:  4

        Petal color:    Bright deep pink

Petal number:   40 – 45

            Stamen: Filament color: Orange            

              Anther color:    Yellow

                          Tip color:          Orange

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color:  Green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)?   Pubescent

Fragrant?     Yes

Height above water       0   cm.


Leaves: Shape:     Ovate

            Margin:     Entire

            Length x width:    20   x   19    cm.

            Sinus:        Narrow open

            Lobes:       Lobes open

            Color, top:  Green

            Color, underside:  Reddish Purple

            Petiole (leaf stem) color:  Green

            Petiole pubescent?   Pubescent

            Viviparous?    No

            Spread of plant (diameter):    100 – 150    cm.


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

      Nymphaea ‘Bernise Ikins’

      It differes number of petals.  N. ‘Tan-khwan’ has the petals more than N. ‘Bernise Ikins’.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

It has so many petals and the color is wonderful!

Free flowering



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