|Trade name:||Devotion Trailing Lavender Pink|
|Botanical Name:||Diascia barberae|
Syngenta Seeds B.V.
P.O. Box 2
Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Varieties used for comparison: 'Diastu' (Flying Colors Trailing Antique Rose) and 'Balwinlapi' (Wink Lavender Pink)
Summary: 'Diasttralav' has a semi-upright growth habit, whereas 'Diastu' is spreading and 'Balwinlapi' has upright to semi-upright plants. The lateral lobes of the corolla of 'Diasttralav' are more reflexed than the lateral lobes of the reference varieties. 'Diasttralav' has very sparsely distributed trichomal elaiophores on the lower lobe of the corolla. 'Balwinlapi' has no elaiophores and 'Diastu' has a moderate number. 'Diasttralav' also differs slightly in flower colour from the two reference varieties.
PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, short in height, narrow in width, medium branching, no anthocyanin colouration on stems
LEAF BLADE: medium green, medium length, medium width, no variegation, no anthocyanin colouration, cordate base, narrow acute apex, entire margin (with sparse, shallow incisions), no hairiness
PEDUNCLE: short to medium internodes with medium length pedicels
COROLLA: short to medium length, medium width, blue pink inner surface, strong reflexing of lateral lobes
LOWER LOBE: broader than long, very weak undulation of margin, very sparse dark purple trichomal elaiophores
COROLLA THROAT: one medium yellow spot
SPUR: purple, moderate curvature
Origin & Breeding History: 'Diasttralav' was developed by the breeder Har Stemkens, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V., in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The variety originated from a controlled cross made in August 2000, in Enkhuizen, between the female parent 'C0007-2' and the male parent 'C0017-3'. A single plant was selected from this cross in May 2001, based on criteria for earliness, flower colour and field performance. Asexual reproduction by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in June 2001.
Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Diasttralav' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 11 cm pots on March 31, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 16, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart.
Comparison tables for 'Diasttralav' with reference varieties 'Diastu' and 'Balwinlapi'
Main colour of corolla (RHS)
|inner side||N74C||more pink than 72D||N74D|
Colour of spur (RHS)
- Date modified: