Balwinlamp

Diascia

Denomination: 'Balwinlamp'
Trade name: Wink Lavender Pink Improved
Botanical Name: Diascia
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5290
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-07-08
Certificate Number: 3258
Date rights surrendered: 2009-07-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balwinlapi' (Wink Lavender Pink)

Summary: 'Balwinlamp' has slightly different flower colour than 'Balwinlapi'. 'Balwinlamp' has sparse, dark purple trichomal elaiophores while 'Balwinlapi' has no elaiophores. 'Balwinlamp' differs slightly in spur colour from 'Balwinlapi'.

Description:

PLANT: upright to semi-upright bushy growth habit, dense to very dense foliage, no anthocyanin colouration in stem

LEAF: medium green, no variegation, no anthocyanin colouration, cordate base, narrow acute apex, dentate margin, no pubescence

COROLLA: inner surface violet with darker pink tones on upper petals, absent to weak reflexing of lateral lobes
LOWER LOBE: broader than long, very weak undulation of margin, sparse trichomal elaiophores on inner surface, elaiophores dark purple
COROLLA THROAT: one to two medium yellow spots at corolla throat
SPUR: blue pink, moderate curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balwinlamp' originated from a cross conducted during September, 2003 at Guadalupe, California, USA. The female parent is the proprietary breeding selection designated DZPJXXG-M, characterized by its medium pink flower colour, medium green leaf colour and upright growth habit. The male parent is the proprietary breeding selection designated JHWWPLJ-M, characterized by its light pink flower colour, medium green leaf colour and upright growth habit. The initial selection was made on March 2004 and asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings. Selection criteria included flower colour and plant vigour.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Balwinlamp' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 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 20, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 23, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart.


Comparison table for 'Balwinlamp' with reference variety 'Balwinlapi'

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balwinlamp' 'Balwinlapi'
inner side 75A-B N66D, fading to N74D on lower lobe
spur N66D 64C

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Diascia: 'Balwinlamp' (left) with reference variety 'Balwinlapi' (right)

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Diascia: 'Balwinlamp' (left) with reference variety 'Balwinlapi' (right)

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