Denomination: 'Innkapink'
Trade name: Safari Pink
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: Susanne Herdegen, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
Silvia Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
Hendrick Theobald, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2002-10-03
Application Number: 02-3298
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-09-16
Certificate Number: 1939
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Penval' (Lilac Sachet)

Summary: 'Innkapink' has lighter leaf colour and deeper incisions on the leaf margin than 'Penval'. 'Innkapink' has lighter flower colour and wider upper and lower corolla lobes than 'Penval'. 'Innkapink' has weaker reflexing of the corolla lobes than 'Penval'.'Innkapink' has a larger yellow marking on the palate than 'Penval'.


'Innkapink' is a vegetatively propagated nemesia variety with a moderately dense, erect growth habit. The leaves are medium green in colour, narrowly ovate in shape and have a serrate margin.

'Innkapink' flowers early in the season. The calyx has sparse pubescence on the inner side. The spur on the floret is slightly curved and is longer than the lower lobe. The main colour on the upper and lower corolla lobes is violet. The margin on the central upper lobe has weak to medium undulation and very weak to weak reflexing while the lateral lobes on the upper part have weak reflexing. The lower lobe has medium undulation and reflexing. The yellow marking on the palate is large in size.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Innkapink' originated from a cross between the female parent, 'NJ99-1' and the male parent 'N98äS5-C', made in Gensingen, Germany in 1999. Selection criteria included vigourous growth, early flowering and flower characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Innkapink' were conducted in a greenhouse during the summer of 2003 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial consisted of 15 plants per variety grown from rooted cuttings. The cuttings were transplanted into 11cm pots in week 17. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Innkapink' with reference variety 'Penval'

Colour of central and lateral lobes on upper lip of corolla (RHS)

  'Innkapink' 'Penval'
newly opened N74C-D N74B with tones of 75A and 90B-C at base
fully opened N74D, 77C 76A-B, 90B-C at base

Colour of lower corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Innkapink' 'Penval'
newly opened 75B-C with tones of N74D, 77C N74B, N66D
fully opened 75B-C with tones of N74D, 77C 76A, 75B

Width of central upper corolla lobe (mm)

  'Innkapink' 'Penval'
mean 11.3 9.6
std. deviation 1.07 1.11

Width of lower corolla lobe (mm)

  'Innkapink' 'Penval'
mean 16.9 9.5
std. deviation 1.45 0.83
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