Sunsenelibubi

Cineraria

Denomination: 'Sunsenelibubi'
Trade name: Senetti Light Blue Bicolor
Botanical Name: Senecio cruentus x S. heritieri
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tokyo
108-0014
Japan
Breeder: Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-04-20
Application Number: 07-5898
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-08-25
Certificate Number: 3569
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'

Summary: 'Sunsenelibubi' has larger plants and a larger flower diameter than 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'. The main colour on the upper side of the ray floret of 'Sunsenelibubi' is blue violet with tones of light violet blue whereas it is darker blue violet for 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'. The main colour of the lower side of the ray floret of 'Sunsenelibubi' is light blue violet with a blush of violet fading to white towards base while it is violet fading to white towards base for 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'.

Description:

PLANT: upright bushy to bushy rounded growth habit, medium degree of branching
STEM: light green, medium anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence, medium thickness, smooth

LEAF: alternate arrangement along stem, simple type
LEAF BLADE: cordate shape, acute apex, cordate base, dentate margin, medium degree of lobing, weak degree of undulation of margin, weak to moderate degree of indentation of margin, moderate pubescence on upper side, medium to dark green on upper side, pattern of venation is palmate
PETIOLE: strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: head type
FLOWER: many ray florets
RAY FLORET: medium length, medium to broad, straight to reflexing along longitudinal axis of majority, flat in cross-section, elliptic shape, obtuse apex, two colours on upper side, main colour on upper side is blue violet with light violet blue tones, secondary colour on upper side is white, main colour on lower side is light blue violet with a blush of violet fading to white towards base
DISC: present

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunsenelibubi' originated from a cross made in January 1995 between the female parent, a breeding line designated 'BW20', and the male parent, a seedling of Senecio heritieri. The cross was conducted in Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi, Japan. The resultant seedlings were grown in pots in a glasshouse and evaluated. In February 2004, 'Sunsenelibubi' was selected based on its plant growth habit, flower size and flower colour. It was later propagated by cuttings and grown in pots in Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi, Japan where it was subjected to trials starting in July 2005.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunsenelibubi' were conducted in a polyhouse during the winter and spring of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants per variety. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings which were transplanted into 15 cm pots on March 19, 2008. The plants were provided a natural cold treatment for approximately 5 weeks at 10°C until flower buds were visible and then grown further at 18°C. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on May 27, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Sunsenelibubi' with reference variety 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunsenelibubi' 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'
mean 40.6 31.1
std. deviation 2.22 2.23

Plant width (cm)

  'Sunsenelibubi' 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'
mean 40.6 31.6
std. deviation 1.26 2.32

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Sunsenelibubi' 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'
mean 6.1 5.1
std. deviation 0.13 0.23

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Sunsenelibubi' 'Senetti Blue Bicolor'
upper side N88B with bluer tones close to 96C N88A-N89C
lower side 85C with N82C blush fading to whiter than 155C towards base N87B-C fading to whiter than 155C towards base

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Cineraria: 'Sunsenelibubi' (left) with reference variety 'Senetti Blue Bicolor' (right)

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Cineraria: 'Sunsenelibubi' (left) with reference variety 'Senetti Blue Bicolor' (right)

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