Tec Travio


Denomination: 'Tec Travio'
Trade name: Techno Heat Violet '11
Botanical Name: Lobelia erinus
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Eric Giesen, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-02-18
Application Number: 10-6849
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-22
Certificate Number: 4329
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lobmounlila' (Laguna Mounding Violet)

Summary: The plants of 'Tec Travio' are taller than those of 'Lobmounlila'. The stems of 'Tec Travio' are medium thickness with medium pubescence while those of 'Lobmounlila' are thin with absent or very sparse pubescence. The leaf blade of 'Tec Travio' has shallow margin incisions and medium pubescence on the upper side while that of 'Lobmounlila' has medium depth margin incisions and absent or very sparse pubescence on upper side. The flowers of 'Tec Travio' are larger than those of 'Lobmounlila'. There are markings present on the lower lip of 'Tec Travio' where as there are none present on 'Lobmounlila'. The corolla tube of 'Tec Travio' has strong conspicuousness of markings on the inner side while 'Lobmounlila' has weak conspicuousness of markings.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium to dense branching density
STEM: medium thickness, green colour ranging from medium to dark, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

LEAF BLADE: moderately elongated, shallow incisions of margin, oblanceolate, obtuse apex, acute base, medium green on upper side, medium pubescence on upper side

FLOWER: single
UPPER LIP: elliptic lobes, violet (RHS N80A) on upper side, violet (RHS N80C) on lower side
LOWER LIP: violet (RHS N80A-B) on upper side, white zone on upper side present, elongated white zone, purple (RHS 71A) markings present, violet (RHS N80B-C) with white (RHS NN155D) at base on lower side, medium undulation of margin of lobes, touching lobes
PALATE: weak conspicuousness of yellow markings
COROLLA TUBE: narrow mouth, strong conspicuousness of markings on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Tec Travio' originated from a cross of the female parent LOB06-225-1 and the male parent LOB02-14-1 conducted in May 2006. The new variety was bred and developed by the breeder Eric Giesen, in Andijik, The Netherlands, as part of a controlled breeding program. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in September 2006. In December 2006, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower colour, early flowering, and outdoor performance including heat tolerance.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Tec Travio' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate variety and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 19, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 25, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Tec Travio' with reference variety 'Lobmounlila'

Plant height (cm)

  'Tec Travio' 'Lobmounlila'
mean 27.0 22.6
std. deviation 2.68 1.42

Flower length (cm)

  'Tec Travio' 'Lobmounlila'
mean 2.0 1.7
std. deviation 0.08 0.12

Flower width (cm)

  'Tec Travio' 'Lobmounlila'
mean 2.1 1.8
std. deviation 0.08 0.11

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Tec Travio
Lobelia: 'Tec Travio' (left) with reference variety 'Lobmounlila' (right)

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Lobelia: 'Tec Travio' (left) with reference variety 'Lobmounlila' (right)

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Tec Travio
Lobelia: 'Tec Travio' (left) with reference variety 'Lobmounlila' (right)

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