|Trade name:||Hot Springs Dark Blue|
|Botanical Name:||Lobelia erinus|
Guido von Tubeuf, Stuttgart, Germany
|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: 'KLELE12094' (Magadi Compact Blue 14)
Summary: The shoot of 'KLELE12472' is thinner than the shoot of 'KLELE12094'. The depth of the incisions of the leaf margin is of medium depth for 'KLELE12472' while it is shallow for 'KLELE12094'. The shape of the leaf of 'KLELE12472' is obovate while the leaf of 'KLELE12094' is elliptic. The shape of the lobes of the upper lip of the corolla is obtriangular for 'KLELE12472' while the lobes of 'KLELE12094' are obovate. The main colour on the inner side of the upper lip of the corolla is violet blue for 'KLELE12472' whereas the upper lip of the corolla of 'KLELE12094' is lighter violet blue. The main colour on the inner side of the lower lip of the corolla is violet blue to blue violet with darker violet blue at the base for 'KLELE12472' whereas the lower lip of the corolla of 'KLELE12094' is lighter violet blue. The shape of the white zone on the inner side of the lower lip of the corolla is only elongated for 'KLELE12472' while the white zone is elongated and rounded for 'KLELE12094'. The inner side of the lower lip of the corolla of 'KLELE12472' has markings whereas the lower lip of 'KLELE12094' has no markings. The main colour on the outer side of the lower lip of the corolla is light violet blue with violet blue blotches towards the apex for 'KLELE12472' while the lower lip of the corolla of 'KLELE12094' is lighter violet blue. The colour on the outer side of the corolla tube is blue violet for 'KLELE12472' while the corolla tube of 'KLELE12094' is violet blue fading to light violet blue towards the white base.
PLANT: upright attitude of shoots
SHOOT: thin, medium green, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LEAF: medium depth of incisions of margin, obovate shape
LEAF BLADE: mucronate apex, medium green on upper side, medium density of pubescence on upper side
FLOWER: single type
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: obtriangluar lobes, violet blue (RHS N89A) on inner side
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: arrangement of lobes is touching
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA (INNER SIDE): violet blue to blue violet (closest to N89B-C) with violet blue (RHS 95B) towards base, medium size white zone, elongated shape of white zone, medium size markings
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA (OUTER SIDE): light violet blue (RHS 92C-D) with violet blue (more purple than 95B) blotches towards apex
COROLLA TUBE: blue violet (lighter than RHS N89D) on outer side
Origin & Breeding History: 'KLELE12472' was bred and developed by the breeder, Guido von Tubeuf. It originated from a cross made in June 2006, in Stuttgart, Germany, between the proprietary seedlings 'LE 08 0012' as the female parent and 'LE 06 0028' as the male parent. Seedlings resulting from this cross were selected in May 2007, in Stuttgart, based on their early flowering, flower colour, foliage quality and plant vigour. The selected seedlings were further evaluated in greenhouse trials from February to April 2008, and in 2009. In August 2011, 'KLELE12472' was selected for commercialization.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'KLELE12472' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. 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 11.4 cm deep pots on April 14, 2014. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 2, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'KLELE12472' with reference variety 'KLELE12094'
Colour of upper lip of corolla (RHS)
Colour of lower lip of corolla (RHS)
|inner side||closest to N89B-C with more purple than 95B towards base||closest to 96B-C|
|outer side||92C-D with more purple than 95B blotches towards apex||lighter than 96C|
Colour of corolla tube (RHS)
|outer side||lighter than N89D||more purple than closest to 97A with closest to 97B towards white base|
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