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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘The Antipodean’


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

4) Originator: Nerissa Marshall                         5) Year of origin: 1996

            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: Progressive selection of N. alba var. rubra

Pollen (paternal) parent:


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter: 17.5 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Olive with greyed pink variegation 146A, 146C and 65A

            Sepal color, interior: White to greyed green 155C to 192D

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: Deep red inner 59B progressing to white outer

Petal number: 35

            Stamen: Filament color: Greyed orange 167C               

            Anther color: Greyed yellow 160B

                        Tip color:

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color:

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)?

Fragrant? Slight

Height above water:


Leaves: Shape: Round

            Margin: Undulate

            Length x width: 

              Sinus: Slightly open

              Lobes: Rounded

            Color, top: Olive, greyed red and yellow 8A, 144B, 147A and 181A

            Color, underside: Olive, greyed red and yellow 8A, 144B, 147A and 181A

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: Greyed red 185A

              Petiole pubescent? No

              Viviparous? No

              Spread of plant (diameter): 100 cm.


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


Unusual characteristics or comments:






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