Denomination: 'Sunsenebabu'
Trade name: Senetti Baby Blue
Botanical Name: Senecio cruentus x S. heritieri
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Suntory Flowers Limited, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-11-25
Application Number: 05-5174
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2765
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-08

Variety Description


PLANT: medium height, narrow to medium width

LEAF: medium length and width, medium degree of lobing, dentate margin with very shallow to shallow incisions, dark green colour

INFLORESCENCE: very small to small diameter
RAY FLORET: very short to short, narrow, blue violet (RHS N89D) colour of upper middle side
DISC: grey with dark centre

FLOWERING TIME: mid-season

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunsenebabu' is the result of a cross which occurred in January 1996 between the female parent, 'Extra Blue' and the male parent Senecio heritieri at Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi-ken, Japan. The seedlings obtained from the cross were grown in pots in glasshouses and evaluated in July 1996. One seedling was selected in view of its growth habit, flower colour, and flowering time in December 1996. That seedling was propagated by cutting and grown in pots and then observed in trial from July 1999.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2004/0798, application number SEN 6, grant number 16135, purchased from the CPVO, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2005. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Click on image for larger view
Cineraria: 'Sunsenebabu'

Date modified: