Denomination: 'Nemhmago'
Trade name: Magma Flame Yellow
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: 05-4813
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2779
Date rights surrendered: 2008-05-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLENH05427' (Serengeti Yellow) and 'Nemhorfla' (Magma Flame Orange)

Summary: 'Nemhmago' has taller, more erect plants with larger flowers than 'KLENH05427'. The margin of the lower corolla lip of 'Nemhmago' has very weak undulation, whereas for 'KLENH05427' the undulation is strong and for
'Nemhorfla' it is moderate. 'Nemhmago' differs from both reference varieties in flower colour.


PLANT: tall, erect growth habit, sparse density, few to medium number of branches, moderately thick stems

LEAF: medium to long, medium width, entire or very slightly dentate margin, lanceolate, light to medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, petiole absent

CALYX: dense glandular pubescence on inner side
COROLLA: long to very long, broad, colour weakly fades with age, dark pink red on lower side
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: darker colour towards apex of upper lobes, yellow orange background colour, orange secondary colour at margins and along veins, dark violet spot at base (strongly conspicuous)
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: no undulation of margin, no reflexing, very long, broad
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: long to very long, broad to very broad, yellow orange background colour, orange secondary colour (dark pink red on aged flowers), very weak undulation of margin, no reflexing
PALATE: orange red, medium to large size

Origin & Breeding History: 'Nemhmago' 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, 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 'Nemhmago' 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 'Nemhmago' with reference varieties 'KLENH05427' and 'Nemhorfla'

Length of entire corolla (mm)

  'Nemhmago' 'KLENH05427' 'Nemhorfla'
mean 32.7 25.6 31.0
std. deviation 3.27 2.12 2.00

Width of entire corolla (mm)

  'Nemhmago' 'KLENH05427' 'Nemhorfla'
mean 29.1 21.1 29.3
std. deviation 2.69 1.29 2.06

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Nemhmago' 'KLENH05427' 'Nemhorfla'
main - upper lip 14A 9A 17A
secondary - upper lip 28B (28A at margins) n/a 45B
main - lower lip 14A 14A (9A at margins) 17B-14A
secondary - lower lip 28A-B (aged flowers N34C) n/a 45B
main - lower side 53B-C 10D 53A-C

Colour of palate (RHS)

  'Nemhmago' 'KLENH05427' 'Nemhorfla'
main N25B 14A N25A (blended)

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Nemesia: 'Nemhmago' (left) with reference varieties 'KLENH05427' (center) and 'Nemhorfla' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Nemhmago' (left) with reference varieties 'KLENH05427' (center) and 'Nemhorfla' (right)

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