|Trade name:||Cape Town Blue|
|Botanical Name:||Felicia amelloides|
P.O. Box 4183
New Plant Nursery, Victoria Bay Road
Paul Fick, George East, South Africa
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Balpinperi' (Pinwheel Periwinkle)
Summary: The leaf blade of 'NP001' is narrower and has a lighter green colour on the upper side than the leaf blade of 'Balpinperi'. 'NP001' has a longer peduncle than 'Balpinperi'.
PLANT: upright bushy, medium branching density
LEAF: medium pubescence, elliptic to lanceolate, broadly acute apex, attenuate base, light green on upper side, no petiole
PEDUNCLE: thin, medium anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
RAY FLORET: recurved along longitudinal axis, upper side light violet blue to violet blue, lower side violet blue (RHS 92C), floret disc yellow orange (RHS 13A).
Origin & Breeding History: 'NP001' originated from a cross made between two unnamed seedlings of Felecia amelloides. The cross was made by Paul Fick of New Plant Nursery in South Africa. The cross was made in September 2000 and in August 2001, a single plant was selected based on flower size and colour.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of each variety. Plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 10, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 3, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'NP001' with reference variety 'Balpinperi'
Leaf blade width (cm)
Peduncle length (cm)
Colour of ray floret (RHS)
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