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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea ‘White Lightning’


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

4) Originator: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.                            5) Year of origin: 1997

            6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

                        Florida, USA


7) Nominant (Named by): Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Florida Aquatic Nurseries, Inc.

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?   Yes


17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):

            American Nurseryman, June 15, 2001


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. capensis


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters.

Colors from RHS Colour Charts.


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Star

Diameter: 20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: 146B with 59A flecks

            Sepal color, interior:  157C

            Sepal number: 4

            Petal color: 155B

Petal number: 32

            Stamen: Filament color: 11A    

            Anther color: 11B

            Tip color: 155B

Pedicel (flower stalk) color:  147B

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 20 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Nearly round                                                                               

             Margin: Denate

             Length x width:  30 x 25 cm.

            Sinus: Closed

            Lobes: Pointed

            Color, top: 144A with 59A splashes

            Color, underside: 144B with 60B flecks

            Petiole (leaf stem) color: 147B

            Petiole pubescent? No

            Viviparous? No

            Spread of plant (diameter):  180-240 cm.


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

            This cultivar most closely resembles N. ‘Marian Strawn’ but differs by having a flower with long slender petals.

Unusual characteristics or comments:

            Long and slender petals are unique in white cultivars.






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