Denomination: 'Nemhapri'
Trade name: Magma Flame Pink
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Seeds B.V.
P.O. Box 2
1600 AA
Breeder: Har Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-04-28
Application Number: 05-4811
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2777
Date rights surrendered: 2008-05-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Intraired' (Sunsatia Cranberry) and 'Nemhorfla' (Magma Flame Orange)

Summary: 'Nemhapri' has a more erect growth habit than the reference variety 'Intraired' and narrower leaves than both 'Intraired' and 'Nemhorfla'. 'Nemhapri' has significantly wider flowers than 'Intraired' and both the upper and lower lips of the corolla of 'Nemhapri' have secondary colours, whereas the corolla of 'Intraired' has no secondary colours. The flowers of 'Nemhapri' differ from the flowers of 'Nemhorfla' in colour.


PLANT: erect growth habit, sparse density, medium number of branches

LEAF: medium length, narrow to medium width, mainly entire margin with slight dentation, lanceolate, light to medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, petiole absent

CALYX: medium pubescence on inner side (margins only)
COROLLA: long, wide, colour weakly fades with age, purple on lower side
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: colour distribution in streaks, light blue pink main colour, purple red secondary colour at margins and along veins, dark violet marking at base (strongly conspicuous)
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: no undulation of margin, no reflexing, long and broad
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: very long, very broad, yellow background colour, purple red secondary colour, weak undulation of margin, no reflexing
PALATE: yellow orange with red speckles, large size

Origin & Breeding History: 'Nemhapri' was developed by the breeder, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The variety originated from a controlled cross made in August 2001 in Enkhuizen, between the female parent 'D0366-2' and the male parent 'B0112-1'. A plant was selected from the progeny in May 2002, based on criteria for early flowering, sterility and flower shape and colour. Asexual reproduction of the new variety by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in June 2002.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Nemhapri' were conducted in a greenhouse at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario during the spring of 2006. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on March 31, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants per variety on May 9, 2006. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Nemhapri' with reference varieties 'Intraired' and 'Nemhorfla'

Width of leaf (mm)

  'Nemhapri' 'Intraired' 'Nemhorfla'
mean 10.1 15.0 13.9
std. deviation 1.52 2.31 2.42

Length of pedicel (mm)

  'Nemhapri' 'Intraired' 'Nemhorfla'
mean 23.1 21.8 33.2
std. deviation 3.35 3.79 6.36

Width of entire corolla (mm)

  'Nemhapri' 'Intraired' 'Nemhorfla'
mean 31.0 21.2 29.3
std. deviation 2.16 3.12 2.06

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Nemhapri' 'Intraired' 'Nemhorfla'
main - upper lip 65D (background) 46A-B with 53C tones 17A (background)
secondary - upper lip N57B-C n/a 45B and 53B
main - lower lip 7C fading to 8C-D (background) 46A-B with 53C tones 17B-14A
secondary - lower lip paler than 61C n/a 45B
main - lower side 61B 53B to 53D 53A-C

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Nemhapri' 'Intraired' 'Nemhorfla'
main 17A speckled with 44A 46A N25A (blended)

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Nemesia: 'Nemhapri' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Nemhorfla' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Nemhapri' (left) with reference varieties 'Intraired' (center) and 'Nemhorfla' (right)

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