Denomination: 'Hubbird'
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Hubbard, Raymond

Landscove, Devon
TQ13 7LY
United Kingdom
Breeder: Raymond Hubbard, Landscove, Devon, United Kingdom
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 1999-12-22
Application Number: 99-2071
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-10-30
Certificate Number: 1634
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2021-10-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Penmys' (Blueberry Sachet)

Summary: 'Hubbird' has a greater number of branches and has a greater plant density than 'Penmys'. 'Hubbird' produces a taller plant than 'Penmys'. The leaf and peduncle is slightly longer in 'Hubbird' than in 'Penmys'. 'Hubbird' has a shorter spur than 'Penmys'. The central lobes on the upper lip of 'Hubbird' have weaker undulation of the margin, and weaker reflexing than 'Penmys'. 'Hubbird' has shorter, wider central lobes than 'Penmys'.


'Hubbird' has a semi-erect growth habit. Plant density is medium to dense and there are a medium to high number of branches. The leaf margin is slightly serrate and the shape of the blade is ovate. The leaves are medium green in colour and have no petiole present.
'Hubbird' flowers very early in the season. The calyx has sparse to medium pubescence on the inner side with strong pubescence along the margins of the calyx. The spur is slightly curved and shorter to equal in length than the lower lip. The flowers of 'Hubbird' are violet in colour. The central lobes on the upper lip have weak to medium undulation of the margin and medium reflexing, while the lateral lobes have weak reflexing. The lower lip of the corolla has weak to medium undulation of the margin and medium reflexing. The palate is yellow in colour and small to medium in size.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Hubbird' originated from a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder in Landscove, Devon, United Kingdom. The variety was selected for its flower production and growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Hubbird' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora Inc., St. Thomas, Ontario during the summer of 2002. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 10 cm pots on May 18, 2002. All colour measurements were made using RHS colour chart 2001. Unless otherwise indicated measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Hubbird' with reference variety 'Penmys'

Plant height (cm)

  'Hubbird' 'Penmys'
mean 35.3 23.6
std. deviation 1.3 1.9

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Hubbird' 'Penmys'
mean 3.1 2.7
std. deviation 0.3 0.4

Peduncle length (cm)

  'Hubbird' 'Penmys'
mean 1.5 1.2
std. deviation 0.1 0.2

Spur length (mm)

  'Hubbird' 'Penmys'
mean 7.0 9.0
std. deviation 0.5 0.3
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