Denomination: 'Indiaimpab'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'D 05 05-01'
Trade name: Flirtation Pink
Botanical Name: Diascia
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: Silvia Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-06-20
Application Number: 08-6389
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3863
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-06-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Diasupa' (Flying Colors Appleblossom Improved)

Summary: The plants of 'Indiaimpab' are smaller than those of 'Diasupa'. 'Indiaimpab' has a dense inflorescence while 'Diasupa' has a medium dense inflorescence. The corolla of 'Indiaimpab' is longer than that of 'Diasupa'. 'Indiaimpab' has no trichomal elaiophores present on the lower corolla lobe while 'Diasupa' has trichomal elaiophores of medium density on the lower lobe. The spurs of 'Indiaimpab' point outwards while those of 'Diasupa' point downwards.


PLANT: upright growth habit, dense
STEM: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: acute to obtuse apex, cordate base, medium glossiness, no variegation, light to medium green on upper side

PEDICEL: small angle relative to peduncle, absent or weak anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: light blue pink (RHS 65C-D) on upper side
LOWER COROLLA LOBE: longer than broad, absent or weak incurving, weak undulation of margin
COROLLA WINDOW: medium yellow
SPUR: absent or weak curvature, pointing outwards

Origin & Breeding History: 'Indiaimpab' originated from a cross conducted in July 2004, in Gensingen, Germany between the female parent, variety 'Little Dancer' and the male parent, a proprietary seedling designated D 04 14-3. It was the product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder Silvia Hofmann. 'Indiaimpab' was selected in May 2005 from the resultant seedlings based on plant growth habit, branching characteristics, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Indiaimpab' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 7, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 12, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Indiaimpab' with reference variety 'Diasupa'

Plant height (cm)

  'Indiaimpab' 'Diasupa'
mean 14.5 18.7
std. deviation 1.0 1.49

Plant width (cm)

  'Indiaimpab' 'Diasupa'
mean 18.7 29.8
std. deviation 2.26 2.49

Corolla length (cm)

  'Indiaimpab' 'Diasupa'
mean 2.5 2.0
std. deviation 0.15 0.29

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Diascia: 'Indiaimpab' (left) with reference variety 'Diasupa' (right)

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Diascia: 'Indiaimpab' (left) with reference variety 'Diasupa' (right)

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Diascia: 'Indiaimpab' (left) with reference variety 'Diasupa' (right)

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