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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:

Nymphaea ‘Zolfo Star’


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

4) Originator: J. Craig Presnell                        5) Year of origin: 2009

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
 Zolfo Springs, FL USA


7) Nominant (Named by): J. Craig Presnell

            8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: J. Craig Presnell

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: J. Craig Presnell

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: Unknown


Pollen (paternal) parent: Unknown


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Stellate

Diameter:  20 cm.

            Sepal color, exterior: Olive green

            Sepal color, interior: Light purple

            Sepal number: 3 sepals, 3 half sepals

Petal color: Soft purple

Petal number: 38

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow

            Anther color: Yellow

                        Tip color: Light purple

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Tan

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No

Fragrant? Yes

Height above water: 30 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Oval

             Margin: Slightly dentate

             Length x width: 30 x 25 cm.

             Sinus: Open

             Lobes: Pointed

             Color, top: Green

             Color, underside: Purple with prominent green veins

             Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green                               

             Petiole pubescent? No

             Viviparous? No

             Spread of plant (diameter):    240 cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? N. ‘Darcy Presnell’ but it is purple instead of pink


Unusual characteristics or comments:




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