Lindsey Ann

Hydrangea

Denomination: 'Lindsey Ann'
Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla
Applicant/Holder: ATJ Holdings, LLC
11543 Fox Hollow Drive
West Olive, Michigan
49460
United States of America
Breeder: John David Bakale Jr., Allendale, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2013-08-27
Application Number: 13-8108

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Berner' (Let's Dance Big Easy)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'Lindsey Ann' is smaller than the leaf blade of 'Berner'. When fully open, the inner side of the sepal of the sterile flower of 'Lindsey Ann' is blue pink with white at the base whereas the inner side of the sepal of the sterile flower of 'Berner' is blue pink to light blue pink with white at the base. When aged, the inner side of the sepal of the sterile flower of 'Lindsey Ann' is blue pink whereas the inner side of the sepal of the sterile flower of 'Berner' is light blue pink.

Description:

PLANT: non-climbing type, upright growth habit
STEM: no fasciation, green, medium number of lenticels in autumn, black lenticels

LEAF BLADE: no lobing, elliptic shape, medium to long tip, obtuse base, medium depth of incisions of margin, no variegation, dark green upper side, medium degree of glossiness of upper side, medium degree of blistering

FLOWERING: begins mid-season
INFLORESCENCE: globular shape, inconspicuous or slightly conspicuous fertile flowers
STERILE FLOWER: single type, strong degree of overlapping of sepals, incisions of margin present on all sepals
SEPAL OF STERILE FLOWER (INNER SIDE): yellow green (RHS 150B-C) when newly open, blue pink (RHS N66C-D) with white (RHS NN155A) at base when fully open, blue pink (RHS N66D) when aged, occasional streaks of light blue pink (RHS 65B-C) secondary colour
PETAL OF FERTILE FLOWER: inner side is pink

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lindsey Ann' was discovered in the spring of 1998 in a cultivated location in Allendale, Michigan, USA. It was selected for its multi-coloured inflorescence and cold temperature hardiness. 'Lindsey Ann' was first propagated asexually by soft wood cuttings in June 2002, in West Olive, Michigan, USA.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Lindsey Ann' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2016, at BioFlora Inc., in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 10 shrubs each of the candidate and reference variety. All shrubs were grown from rooted cuttings that were transplanted into 14 litre containers on June 14, 2015. The observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 6, 2016. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Lindsey Ann' with reference variety 'Berner'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Lindsey Ann' 'Berner'
mean 11.8 12.9
std. deviation 0.63 0.58

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Lindsey Ann' 'Berner'
mean 7.9 9.9
std. deviation 0.50 0.47

Colour of inner side of sepal of sterile flower (RHS)

  'Lindsey Ann' 'Berner'
fully open N66C-D with NN155A at base 62A-B with NN155B at base
aged N66D 62B, C and D

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Hydrangea: 'Lindsey Ann' (left) with reference variety 'Berner' (right)

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Hydrangea: 'Lindsey Ann' (left) with reference variety 'Berner' (right)

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Hydrangea: 'Lindsey Ann' (left) with reference variety 'Berner' (right)

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