Jazzberry Jam


Denomination: 'Jazzberry Jam'
Botanical Name: Hibiscus
Applicant/Holder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
1992 96th Avenue
P.O. Box 137
Zeeland, Michigan
United States of America
Breeder: Clarence H. Falstad, Walters Gardens, Inc., Holland, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2007-12-27
Application Number: 07-6129
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-01-30
Certificate Number: 4255
Date rights revoked: 2014-01-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fantasia'

Summary: The upper third of the stem is green and red for 'Jazzberry Jam' while it is red for 'Fantasia'. The leaf blade of 'Jazzberry Jam' has weak to medium lobing while the leaf blade of 'Fantasia' has medium to strong lobing. The main colour on the upper side of the petal is blue pink for 'Jazzberry Jam' while it is a lighter blue pink for 'Fantasia'. The stigma pad is dark red for 'Jazzberry Jam' while it is medium red for 'Fantasia'.


PLANT: bushy growth habit, sparse to medium branching, upright branch attitude, green and red on upper third

LEAF BLADE: upper side medium green, no variegation, palmate, base rounded to truncate, apex acute, weak to medium lobing, moderate undulation of margin, shallow dentate incisions on margin

FLOWER: single, main colour pink to light red, small to medium sized eye zone, eye zone purple red (RHS N66A-B), very strong overlapping of petals, mid to late season flowering
PETAL: one colour, upper side blue pink (RHS 64C/D), lower side blue pink (RHS 64D), absent or very weak serrations on margin, medium to strong undulation, no fading of colour
STAMINAL COLUMN: main colour pink, base colour identical to main colour
STIGMA PAD: dark red.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Jazzberry Jam' originated from a cross between 04-24-01 and the variety 'Plum Krazy', made at Walters Gardens Inc. in Zeeland, Michigan, USA. The cross was made in the summer of 2005 and the seedling selection was made in the summer of 2006.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Jazzberry Jam' were conducted at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2010. 17 plants of the candidate variety and 20 plants of the reference were grown in 23 cm pots in an outdoor trial. Plants were spaced approximately 60 cm apart. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Jazzberry Jam' with reference variety 'Fantasia'

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Jazzberry Jam' 'Fantasia'
upper side 64C/D N66D
lower side 64D N66D (lighter than)

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Jazzberry Jam
Hibiscus: 'Jazzberry Jam' (left) with reference variety 'Fantasia' (right)

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