Dala Depsam


Denomination: 'Dala Depsam'
Trade name: Darla Deep Salmon '11
Botanical Name: Diascia barberae
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Eric Giesen, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-02-18
Application Number: 10-6846
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-22
Certificate Number: 4326
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Diastis' (Flying Colors Coral)

Summary: The plants of 'Dala Depsam' are shorter than the plants of 'Diastis'. The corolla of 'Dala Depsam' is red pink while the corolla of 'Diastis' is light red pink. The spurs on the corolla of 'Dala Depsam' are pointing downwards at the tip while the spurs on the corolla of 'Diastis' are pointing inwards.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, dense
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: obtuse apex, truncate and cordate base, medium glossiness, no variegation, medium green on upper side

PEDICEL: small angle relative to peduncle, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: red pink (RHS 48C) on upper side
LATERAL COROLLA LOBES: absent or weak reflexing
LOWER COROLLA LOBE: broader than long, absent or weak incurving, absent or very weak undulation of margin
TRICHOMAL ELAIOPHORES: present, medium density
COROLLA WINDOW: medium yellow
SPUR: medium length, red pink (RHS 47D) with brown purple (RHS 184B-C) tips, absent or weak curvature, tip pointing downwards.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Dala Depsam' originated from a cross made in June 2005 in Andijk, the Netherlands. The female parent was an orange flowered proprietary seedling, designated DS05-115-1 and the male parent was a deep salmon coloured proprietary seedling, designated DS05-103-4. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in October 2005 in Andijk. In January 2006, a single plant was selected from the progeny, based on criteria for flower colour, early flowering and tolerance to heat in outdoor trials.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Dala Depsam' 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 and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 19, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 24, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Dala Depsam' with reference variety 'Diastis'

Plant height (cm)

  'Dala Depsam' 'Diastis'
mean 17.5 24.4
std. deviation 0.91 2.06

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Dala Depsam' 'Diastis'
upper side 48C 38C

Colour of spur (RHS)

  'Dala Depsam' 'Diastis'
main 47D 185D
tip 184B-C 185C-D

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Dala Depsam
Diascia: 'Dala Depsam' (left) with reference variety 'Diastis' (right)

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Dala Depsam
Diascia: 'Dala Depsam' (left) with reference variety 'Diastis' (right)

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Dala Depsam
Diascia: 'Dala Depsam' (left) with reference variety 'Diastis' (right)

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