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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Whisper’


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

4) Originator: Pol Detienne                                5) Year of origin: 1996

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
 Tarcienne, Belgium


7) Nominant (Named by): Pol Detienne

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer:

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant:

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. 'Marguerite Laplace'


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter:  15-18 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior:  Rosy green

            Sepal color, interior: Whitish 

            Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Orange-rose in the center, outer pink nearing white at the tips

Petal number: 28-32

            Stamen: Filament color: Orange                                    

            Anther color: Orange

                        Tip color: Orange        

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)?

Fragrant?  No

Height above water: 0 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Round

             Margin: Slightly undulating

             Length x width: 16 x 16 cm.

             Sinus: Open in a V, sometimes overlapping

             Lobes: Straight           

             Color, top: Deep green, new leaves slightly bronzed

             Color, underside:

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Dark green

             Petiole pubescent?

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter): Medium


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

N. 'Marguerite Laplace' but deeper inner petal color.


Unusual characteristics or comments:  Blooms from mid-May to October. Healthy leaves all season. Flowers are lighter in May and June. Contast and orange shading appear later. Unfortunately not vigorous or prolific, but what a flower!







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