|Trade name:||Mosaik Lava Red|
|Botanical Name:||Plectranthus scutellarioides|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Eric Giesen, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Stained Glassworks Oompah'
Summary: The stem of 'Mos Lavred' is medium green in colour while the stem of 'Stained Glassworks Oompah' is light green. The stem of 'Mos Lavred' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration while the stem of 'Stained Glassworks Oompah' has medium to strong anthocyanin located mainly at the nodes. The lower side of the leaf blade of 'Mos Lavred' is green and light yellow while the lower side of the leaf blade of 'Stained Glassworks Oompah' is green and light yellow with splotches of dark purple red. The peduncle and rachis of the inflorescence of 'Mos Lavred' has no anthocyanin colouration while the peduncle and rachis of 'Stained Glassworks Oompah' has strong anthocyanin. The upper corolla lobe is a lighter violet blue for 'Mos Lavred' than for 'Stained Glassworks Oompah'.
PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, many branches
STEM: medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence, thick, edge shaped in cross-section
LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem, simple type
LEAF BLADE: elliptic, acuminate apex, cuneate base, crenate margin, deep margin incisions, variegation present
LEAF BLADE (upper side): sparse pubescence, light yellow (RHS 8B-C) along margin at base, mid-vein area dark pink red (RHS 51A-B), main colour greenish black (more green than RHS N186A), marginal area brown green (RHS 137B) with dark pink red (RHS 53D) and greenish black (more green than RHS N186A) around sinus of margin dentations
LEAF BLADE (lower side), sparse to medium pubescence, mid vein area light yellow (RHS 11B-C), marginal area brown green (more grey than RHS 137B)
PETIOLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: peduncle and rachis medium green with absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, medium floret density
COROLLA LOBES: medium length lower lobe, upper lobe violet blue (RHS 92A) with light violet blue (RHS 92C) at base.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Mos Lavred' originated from a cross made in January 2006 in Andijk, Netherlands. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated CS06-1-1 and the male parent was a proprietary seedling designated CS06-4-1. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in July 2006 in Andijk and in September 2006 a single plant from the progeny was selected, based on criteria for leaf colour, plant growth and plant habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Mos Lavred' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate variety and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 27, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 15, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison table for 'Mos Lavred' with reference variety 'Stained Glassworks Oompah'
Colour of upper flower lobes (RHS)
|'Mos Lavred'||'Stained Glassworks Oompah'|
|upper side||92A with 92C at base||93B with 92C at base|
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