Denomination: 'N0069BLAU'
Trade name: Safari Plum
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: Susanne Herdegen, 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: 2003-05-05
Application Number: 03-3597
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-09-16
Certificate Number: 1941
Date rights surrendered: 2013-11-27

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Innkablue' (Karoo Blue) and 'Hubbird' (Blue Bird)

Summary: 'N0069Blau' has a shorter plant height than the reference varieties. 'N0069Blau' has a shorter peduncle length than 'Innkablue'. 'N0069Blau' has darker flower colour than 'Hubbird'. The central upper corolla lobe and lower corolla lobe are wider for 'N0069Blau' than for the reference varieties. 'N0069Blau' has a larger, darker yellow marking on the palate than 'Hubbird'.


'N0069Blau' is a vegetatively propagated nemesia variety with a sparse to medium plant density and erect growth habit. The leaves are dark green in colour, narrowly ovate in shape and have a serrate margin.

'N0069Blau' flowers early in the season. The calyx has medium pubescence on the inner side. The spur on the floret is slightly curved and equal in length to the lower lobe. The main colour on the upper and lower corolla lobes is blue violet. The margin on the central upper lobe has absent to very weak undulation and very weak reflexing while the lateral lobes on the upper part have weak reflexing. The lower lobe has medium to strong undulation and reflexing. The yellow marking on the palate medium to large in size.

Origin & Breeding History: 'N0069Blau' originated from a cross between the female parent, N98Sä3tetra2' and the male parent 'Hubbird', made in Gensingen, Germany in 1999. Selection criteria included vigourous growth, early flowering, partial sterility and flower characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'N0069Blau' 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 unrooted cuttings. The cuttings rooted in week 24 and transplanted into 11cm pots in week 28. 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 'N0069BLAU' with reference varieties 'Innkablue' and 'Hubbird'

Plant height (cm)

  'N0069BLAU' 'Innkablue' 'Hubbird'
mean 18.90 23.45 20.75
std. deviation 2.132 3.609 2.638

Peduncle length (mm)

  'N0069BLAU' 'Innkablue' 'Hubbird'
mean 44.2 59.1 46.3
std. deviation 8.574 11.638 10.361

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

  'N0069BLAU' 'Innkablue' 'Hubbird'
newly opened 83B 86B 86B
fully opened 90C-D 90C-D 90D, N88D

Colour of lower corolla lobe (RHS)

  'N0069BLAU' 'Innkablue' 'Hubbird'
colour 90C (90B near palate) 90C (90B near palate) 90D, N88D

Length of central upper corolla lobe (mm)

  'N0069BLAU' 'Innkablue' 'Hubbird'
mean 10.20 9.10 11.35
std. deviation 0.632 0.876 0.669

Width of central upper corolla lobe (mm)

  'N0069BLAU' 'Innkablue' 'Hubbird'
mean 11.1 9.3 10.4
std. deviation 0.110 0.675 0.516

Width of lower corolla lobe (mm)

  'N0069BLAU' 'Innkablue' 'Hubbird'
mean 14.80 13.55 11.90
std. deviation 0.422 1.012 1.197
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