Denomination: 'DDIASC990'
Trade name: Flirtation Glacier White
Botanical Name: Diascia barberae
Applicant/Holder: Danziger - "Dan" Flower Farm
5029700 P.O. Box 24
Moshav Mishmar Hashiva
Breeder: Gavriel Danziger, Danziger - "Dan" Flower Farm, Moshav Mishmar Hashiva, Israel
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2015-04-10
Application Number: 15-8592
Grant of Rights Date: 2017-06-30
Certificate Number: 5498
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2037-06-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balwinwite' (Romeo White)

Summary: The plants of 'DDIASC990' are taller and dense whereas the plants of 'Balwinwite' are shorter with medium density. 'DDIASC990' has a larger leaf than 'Balwinwite'. The corolla window of 'DDIASC990' is dark yellow whereas the corolla window of 'Balwinwite' is medium yellow. 'DDIASC990' has a long white spur with green tones whereas 'Balwinwite' has a medium length spur with pink tones.


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

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

PEDICEL: medium angle relative to peduncle, absent or weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: white (RHS NN155D) on inner side
LATERAL COROLLA LOBES: medium reflexing
LOWER COROLLA LOBE: broader than long, absent to weak incurving, weak undulation of margin, sparse trichomal elaiophores
COROLLA WINDOW: dark yellow
COROLLA SPURS: long, white (RHS NN155D with yellow green tones), medium curvature, pointing outwards

Origin & Breeding History: 'DDIASC990' was bred and developed by the breeder Gavriel Danziger in Moshav Mishmar Hashivam, Israel. 'DDIASC990' originated from an open pollinated cross, conducted in April 2010, between the proprietary female seedling 'DI-10-1730' and an unknown male parent. A single plant was selected from the resultant seedlings in July 2011. Selection was based on mounding plant habit, good branching, improved summer heat tolerance, and pure white flower colour. Asexual reproduction of 'DDIASC990' was first conducted by vegetative cuttings in July 2011.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'DDIASC990' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2016 at BioFlora Inc. 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 15 cm pots on April 15, 2016. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 13, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'DDIASC990' with reference variety 'Balwinwite'

Plant height (cm)

  'DDIASC990' 'Balwinwite'
mean 17.5 20.7
std. deviation 1.31 1.40

Leaf length (cm)

  'DDIASC990' 'Balwinwite'
mean 2.9 2.1
std. deviation 0.21 0.09

Leaf width (cm)

  'DDIASC990' 'Balwinwite'
mean 1.9 2.1
std. deviation 0.08 0.11

Spur colour (RHS)

  'DDIASC990' 'Balwinwite'
main NN155D with yellow green tones NN155D with pink tones

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Diascia: 'DDIASC990' (left) with reference variety 'Balwinwite' (right)

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Diascia: 'DDIASC990' (left) with reference variety 'Balwinwite' (right)

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Diascia: 'DDIASC990' (left) with reference variety 'Balwinwite' (right)

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