Denomination: 'USEVO1201'
Trade name: Blue My Mind
Botanical Name: Evolvulus
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
United States of America
Breeder: Ushio Sakazaki, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-03-09
Application Number: 12-7547
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4918
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'

Summary: The plant growth habit of 'USEVO1201' is semi-upright while it is horizontal for 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'. The plants of 'USEVO1201' are taller and narrower than those of 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'. The plants of 'USEVO1201' have medium density branching and dense floriferousness while those of 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes' have sparse branching and sparse floriferousness. The leaf blade of 'USEVO1201' is shorter than that of 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'. The lower side of the leaf blade of 'USEVO1201' has dense pubescence while that of 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes' has medium pubescence. The flower of 'USEVO1201' has a medium degree of lobing while that of 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes' has a weak degree of lobing. The white eye zone on the inner side of the corolla of 'USEVO1201' is ringed by violet blue whereas the white eye zone of 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes' is ringed by a lighter violet blue.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, medium density branching, dense floriferousness
STEM: medium green, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, medium thickness, very dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: elliptic, obtuse apex, medium to dense pubescence of upper side, dense pubescence of lower side, upper side is medium to dark green, lower side is medium green

PEDICEL: absent
SEPAL: dense pubescence
COROLLA: rotate, tube is white, medium degree of lobing, margin is incurving, medium degree of curvature, inner side is violet blue (RHS 96B-C) with lighter violet blue (RHS 96D) base
EYE ZONE: white (RHS NN155C) surrounded by violet blue (RHS 96A), small
ANTHER: white

Origin & Breeding History: 'USEVO1201' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder, Ushio Sakazaki, between proprietary seedling designated '06E-22' as the female parent and '05E' as the male parent. The cross was conducted in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan, on July 15, 2007. 'USEVO1201' was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny on May 23, 2008 in Bonsall, California, USA. Its selection was based on plant growth and habit, a long flowering period, strong garden performance and good flower coverage. The first propagation by vegetative tip cuttings of 'USEVO1201' took place on May 23, 2008 in Bonsall, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: The trial for 'USEVO1201' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. There were a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 17, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on June 12, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'USEVO1201' with reference variety 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'

Plant height (cm)

  'USEVO1201' 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'
mean 13.3 8.0
std. deviation 2.02 1.58

Plant width (cm)

  'USEVO1201' 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'
mean 30.3 52.5
std. deviation 1.21 2.44

Leaf length (cm)

  'USEVO1201' 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'
mean 3.4 3.9
std. deviation 0.14 0.27

Colour of eye zone ring (RHS)

  'USEVO1201' 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes'
inner side of corolla 96A 96B

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Evolvulus: 'USEVO1201' (left) with reference variety 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes' (right)

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Evolvulus: 'USEVO1201' (left) with reference variety 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes' (right)

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Evolvulus: 'USEVO1201' (left) with reference variety 'Hawaiian Blue Eyes' (right)

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