|Trade name:||Safari Plum|
InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Susanne Herdegen, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2004-09-16|
|Date rights surrendered:||2013-11-27|
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)
Peduncle length (mm)
Colour of central and lateral lobes on upper lip of corolla (RHS)
|fully opened||90C-D||90C-D||90D, N88D|
Colour of lower corolla lobe (RHS)
|colour||90C (90B near palate)||90C (90B near palate)||90D, N88D|
Length of central upper corolla lobe (mm)
Width of central upper corolla lobe (mm)
Width of lower corolla lobe (mm)
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