Barnsley Baby


Denomination: 'Barnsley Baby'
Botanical Name: Lavatera
Applicant/Holder: Karmelk, W.
Rode Sluisweg 13
4575 NE
Tel: 31 11 548 2041

Lewis, H.P.
Rode Sluisweg 13
4575 NE
Breeder: W. Karmelk, Overslag, Netherlands
H.P. Lewis, Overslag, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2002-01-11
Application Number: 02-2959
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-06-06
Certificate Number: 3228
Date rights revoked: 2017-06-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Barnsley'

Summary: 'Barnsley Baby' has a smaller plant than 'Barnsley'. The leaf of 'Barnsley Baby' is smaller than 'Barnsley'. 'Barnsley Baby' has a shorter petiole with weaker anthocyanin colouration than 'Barnsley'. The flower of 'Barnsley Baby' is shorter than in 'Barnsley'. 'Barnsley Baby' does not change flower colour as it ages while 'Barnsley does'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated perennial, upright-bushy growth habit, medium to dense degree of branching

STEM: dark green, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, absent to very weak glaucosity, sparse pubescence, medium to thick, smooth shape

LEAF: arranged alternately, simple, ovate shape with slight palmate lobing, acute apex, hastate base, crenate margin, medium to dense pubescence on upper side, sparse to medium pubescence on lower side, absent or very weak glaucosity on upper side, dark green, no variegation, petiole present with absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

INFLORESCENCE: almost continuous flowering, flowers mid to late in the season for a moderate amount of time, raceme type, flowers located both terminally and axillary
FLOWER: erect attitude, medium length
PETAL: open to touching arrangement, very few, obovate shape, emarginate apex, absent or very weak pubescence on upper side, upper side white (RHS N155D) with blue pink (RHS 63B/C) colour at the base, lower side white (RHS N155D) with purple to purple red (RHS 61B/C) colour at the base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Barnsley Baby' was discovered in a seed bed of hybrid lavatera seedlings that originated from a lavatera 'Barnsley' plant which grew nearby the previous year, in Overslag, The Netherlands in 1998. Selection criteria included improved flowers and small plant size.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted in the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trials consisted of 10 plants of each variety planted in a field in the same long row spaced 50cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken on 10 plants of each variety.

Comparison tables for 'Barnsley Baby' with reference variety 'Barnsley'

Plant height (cm)

  'Barnsley Baby' 'Barnsley'
mean 67.71 133.14
std. deviation 12.93 19.02

Plant width (cm)

  'Barnsley Baby' 'Barnsley'
mean 50.38 89.13
std. deviation 5.07 13.91

Leaf length (cm)

  'Barnsley Baby' 'Barnsley'
mean 6.53 8.86
std. deviation 1.14 0.63

Leaf width (cm)

  'Barnsley Baby' 'Barnsley'
mean 5.70 7.08
std. deviation 0.57 0.40

Color of petals (RHS)

  'Barnsley Baby' 'Barnsley'
upper side - primary N155D N155D
upper side - secondary 63B/C 63B
lower side - primary N155D N155D
lower side - secondary 61B/C 61B/C
aged petal N155D 62A/B

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Barnsley Baby
Lavatera: 'Barnsley Baby' (left) with reference variety 'Barnsley' (right)

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