|Trade name:||Bloomerang Dark Purple|
Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
12601 120th Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan
United States of America
Timothy D. Wood, Spring Lake, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2015-06-30|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2035-06-30|
Variety used for comparison: 'Penda' (Bloomerang Purple)
Summary: The plants of 'SMSJBP7' are upright with many inflorescences while those of 'Penda' are upright to spreading with a medium number of inflorescences. The leaf blade of 'SMSJBP7' is larger than that of 'Penda'. The leaf margin of 'SMSJBP7' has weak undulation whereas that of 'Penda' has medium to strong undulation. The flower of 'SMSJBP7' has a weak to moderate fragrance while that of 'Penda' has a strong fragrance. The corolla lobe of 'SMSJBP7' is horizontal while that of 'Penda' is semi-erect. When fully opened, the inner side of the corolla lobe of 'SMSJBP7' is violet while that of 'Penda' is lighter violet.
PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to dense density of branching, many inflorescences
ONE-YEAR-OLD SHOOT: grey brown
LEAF: simple, sinuses absent, medium ovate, cuneate base, weak undulation of margin, dark green on upper side in spring
FLOWER BUD: violet (closest to RHS 77A)
INFLORESCENCE: upright attitude, conic (rounded), medium to dense density of flowers
FLOWER: weak to moderate fragrance, single, strong tendency of reblooming
COROLLA LOBE: horizontal attitude, broad elliptic, absent or weak undulation, strong incurving of margin, acute apex, newly opened inner side is violet (RHS 77B) with lighter violet (RHS 77D) margins, fully opened inner side is violet (lighter than RHS 77B) with lighter violet (whiter than RHS 77D) margins, aged inner side is lighter violet (whiter than RHS 77D)
COROLLA TUBE: fully opened outer side is violet (RHS 77B)
FLOWERING PERIOD: begins early in the season
Origin & Breeding History: 'SMSJBP7' originated from a cross between the female parent 'Penda' and an unnamed male parent conducted by the breeder, Timothy D. Wood, an employee of Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc. in Grand Haven, Michigan, USA in the spring of 2006. This variety was selected in the spring of 2010 based on its strong healthy growth, strong tendency to re-bloom, dark purple bud colour and dark lavender flower colour.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'SMSJBP7' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 10 shrubs each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from quick-turn liners and planted into 8.8 litre containers on June 7, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on April 3, 2014, except for flower characteristics which were taken on April 29, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'SMSJBP7' with reference variety 'Penda'
Leaf blade length (cm)
Leaf blade width (cm)
Colour of flower bud (RHS)
|main||closest to 77A||N78C|
Colour of corolla lobe when fully opened (RHS)
|inner side||lighter than 77B||77D|
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