Denomination: 'LOBZ0001'
Trade name: Techno Heat Light Purple
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: 2010-12-24
Application Number: 10-7138
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-06-19
Certificate Number: 4543
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balwalila' (Waterfall Light Lavender)

Summary: The plants of 'LOBZ0001' have semi-upright attitude of shoots while those of 'Balwalila' are horizontal. The shoots and internodes of 'LOBZ0001' are shorter than those of 'Balwalila'. The shoots of 'LOBZ0001' have dense pubescence while those of 'Balwalila' have sparse pubescence. The leaf blades of 'LOBZ0001' have dense pubescence on the upper side while those of 'Balwalila' have absent or very sparse pubescence. The upper side of the lower lip of 'LOBZ0001' is light blue violet when fully opened while that of 'Balwalila' is violet. The lower lip of 'LOBZ0001' has a small elongated white zone while that of 'Balwalila' has a medium sized rounded white zone. The markings on the lower lip of 'LOBZ0001' are large while those on 'Balwalila' are small.


PLANT: semi-upright attitude of shoots
SHOOT: medium thickness, light green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence

LEAF BLADE: margin incisions ranging from shallow to medium depth, elliptic and obovate, acute apex, light green on upper side, dense pubescence on upper side

FLOWER: single
UPPER LIP: elliptic lobes, upper side violet (RHS N80B-C) when newly opened, upper side light blue violet (RHS 76A-B) when fully opened
LOWER LIP: upper side violet (RHS N80D) when newly opened, upper side light blue violet (RHS 76B) when fully opened, small white zone on upper side, elongated white zone, large markings present, light blue violet (RHS 76A-B) on lower side, lobes touching
COROLLA TUBE: violet (RHS N80C-D) on outer side

Origin & Breeding History: 'LOBZ0001' originated from a cross pollination conducted in Andijk, The Netherlands in March 2006, between the female parent identified as 'LOB05-216-3' and pollen from the male parent identified as 'LOB05-218-11'. The new variety was bred and developed by the breeder Eric Giesen, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Andjik, as part of a controlled breeding program. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Andijk in June 2006. In August 2006, a single plant was selected based on flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'LOBZ0001' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 23, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 29, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Sociey (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'LOBZ0001' with reference variety 'Balwalila'

Shoot length (cm)

  'LOBZ0001' 'Balwalila'
mean 15.1 27.7
std. deviation 1.95 3.58

Shoot internode length (cm)

  'LOBZ0001' 'Balwalila'
mean 1.3 2.7
std. deviation 0.24 0.34

Colour of upper side of lower lip (RHS)

  'LOBZ0001' 'Balwalila'
fully opened 76B N82B with N81B at apex and along midvein

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Lobelia: 'LOBZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Balwalila' (right)

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Lobelia: 'LOBZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Balwalila' (right)

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Lobelia: 'LOBZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Balwalila' (right)

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