La Bello

Campanula

Denomination: 'La Bello'
Botanical Name: Campanula persicifolia
Applicant/Holder: Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Turfspoor 53A
2165 AW
Lisserbroek
Netherlands
Breeder: Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Canada
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2002-08-29
Application Number: 02-3226
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-04-24
Certificate Number: 3201
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-04-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: Campanula persicifolia

Summary: 'La Bello' is slightly shorter in plant height than the species C. persicifolia. The leaf of 'La Bello' is slightly smaller than the species C. persicifolia. 'La Bello' has a double type flower while it is single type for the species C. persicifolia. The flower of 'La Bello' is a lighter violet blue colour than the species C. persicifolia.

Description:

PLANT: vegetatively propagated perennial, upright bushy growth habit

STEM: medium green, absent or very sparse pubescence

LEAF: arranged in a rosette at the base and alternately along the stem, simple type, linear and oblanceolate shape, acute apex, attenuate base, serrate margin, medium green, no variegation, no petiole

INFLORESCENCE: flowers once to more than once in mid season for a short to medium amount of time, peduncle present, raceme type
FLOWER: double type, positioned terminally, erect attitude
SEPAL: acute apex, absent or very sparse pubescence
COROLLA: five partially fused medium sized lobes, campanulate shape, inner side of lobe light violet blue (RHS 91D/97D) along the edge with white in centre and base, outer side of lobe light violet blue (RHS 97D) along the edge with white in centre and base

Origin & Breeding History: 'La Bello' was discovered in Rijpwetering, The Netherlands during 2000. The new variety was selected from a seedling population produced by open pollination of the species Campanula persicifolia during 1999 . The new variety was selected based on its growth habit and improved floral traits.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trials consisted of 10 plants of each variety individually grown in 15cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced 30cm apart. Colour measurements were done using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'La Bello' with reference variety Campanula persicifolia

Plant height (cm)

  'La Bello' Campanula persicifolia
mean 45.67 51.80
std. deviation 5.03 3.11

Leaf length (cm)

  'La Bello' Campanula persicifolia
mean 15.14 18.79
std. deviation 0.72 2.58

Leaf width (cm)

  'La Bello' Campanula persicifolia
mean 1.91 2.69
std. deviation 0.41 0.42

Corolla colour (RHS)

  'La Bello' Campanula persicifolia
inner side 91D/97D along edge with white in centre and base 97A/B
outer side 97D along edge with white in centre and base 97B/C

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La Bello
Campanula: 'La Bello' (left) with reference variety species Campanula persicifilia (right).

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