|Trade name:||Devotion Appleblossom Improved|
|Botanical Name:||Diascia barberae|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2009-09-23|
|Date rights surrendered:||2012-10-12|
Variety used for comparison: 'Codiblim' (Sun Chimes Blush Improved)
Summary: The plants of 'Diasupa' are narrower with larger leaf blades than those of 'Codiblim'. The corolla of 'Diasupa' is longer and wider than that of 'Codiblim'.
PLANT: upright growth habit, tall to very tall, narrow to medium width, dense
STEM: moderate to strong anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence
LEAF BLADE: very long, very wide, acute apex, cordate base, medium glossiness on upper side, no variegation, medium green on upper side
INFLORESCENCE: medium to dense
PEDICEL: very long, strong anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: very long, very wide, light blue violet (RHS 69D) on upper side with pinker blue violet (RHS 69C) along margins
LATERAL COROLLA LOBES: no reflexing
LOWER COROLLA LOBE: longer than broad, moderate to strong incurving, weak to moderate undulation of margin, trichomal elaiophores present
TRICHOMAL ELAIOPHORES: medium density
COROLLA WINDOW: green yellow
COROLLA SPURS: medium length, blue pink (RHS 64C), weak to moderate curvature, pointing downwards to outwards
Origin & Breeding History: 'Diasupa' originated from a controlled cross between the female parent variety 'Diastara' and the male parent variety 'Diastis' which was made in August 2001 by the breeder Har Stemkens, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. 'Diasupa' was selected from the resulting progeny in May 2002 based on its earliness to flower, plant form and flower colour. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in July 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Diasupa' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2008 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on March 18, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on May 12, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Diasupa' with reference variety 'Codiblim'
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