|Trade name:||Mosaik Thin Mint|
|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
Varieties used for comparison: 'Balaublach' (Aurora Black Cherry) and 'Balaupea' (Aurora Peach)
Summary: The plants of 'Mos Thimint' are taller and wider than the plants of the reference varieties. The leaf blade of 'Mos Thimint' is longer and wider than the leaf blades of the reference varieties. The main colour on the upper side of the leaf blade of 'Mos Thimint' is a darker reddish brown compared to the main colour of the reference varieties. The lower side of the leaf blade is brown green for 'Mos Thimint' while the lower side of the leaf blade of 'Balaublach' is brown green with light yellow mid and secondary veins and dark purple red to purple speckles.
PLANT: upright bushy growth habit, medium to high degree of branching
STEM: medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence, medium to thick, edge shaped in cross-section
LEAF: opposite arrangement along stem, simple type
LEAF BLADE: elliptic and rhomboidal, acuminate apex, cuneate base, crenate and dentate margin, margin incisions medium in depth, variegation present
LEAF BLADE (upper side): sparse to medium pubescence, mid rib and secondary veins dark brown to dark purple red (RHS N186C-D), main colour dark reddish brown (redder than RHS 200A) with splotches of red pink (RHS 50C), margin brown green (RHS 137B) with tones of dark green (RHS 144A)
LEAF BLADE (lower side): medium pubescence, brown green (greyer than RHS 138B)
PETIOLE: very weak anthocyanin colouration.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Mos Thimint' originated from a cross made in January 2006 in Andijk, Netherlands. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated CS06-29-7 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 and pattern, plant growth and plant habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Mos Thimint' 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 tables for 'Mos Thimint' with reference varieties 'Balaublach' and 'Balaupea'
Plant height (cm)
Plant width (cm)
Leaf blade length (cm)
Leaf blade width (cm)
Colour of upper side of leaf blade (RHS)
|midrib and secondary veins||N186C-D||60D||N186C-D|
|main colour||200A (redder than) with splotches of 50C||base 10B, mid region 200A-N199A, 60B around veins||N199A, splotches of 32D and 41D at base|
|margin||137B with tones of 144A||144A (more green than)||144A (more green than)|
Colour of lower side of leaf blade (RHS)
|main||138B (greyer than)||138B (greyer than), 10D veins, 59B-C speckles||138B (greyer than)|
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