Denomination: 'Inuprasp'
Trade name: Sunsatia Raspberry
Botanical Name: Nemesia
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: 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: 2005-09-23
Application Number: 05-5057
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-23
Certificate Number: 2883
Date rights surrendered: 2015-07-07

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Inuppink' (Sunsatia Blackberry)

Summary: 'Inuprasp' has lighter blue pink flowers than 'Inuppink. 'Inuprasp' has a broader lower lip of the corolla with weaker undulation of the margin than 'Inuppink'.


PLANT: erect growth habit, medium density, few to moderate number of branches

LEAF: dentate margin, lanceolate, medium green, no anthocyanin colouration, petiole present

CALYX: moderate density of pubescence on inner side
COROLLA: no change of colour as the flower ages, purple to blue pink on lower side
UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: uniform colour distribution, blue pink with faded areas, marking at base is purple and moderately conspicuous
CENTRAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: very weak to weak undulation of margin, no reflexing
LATERAL LOBES OF UPPER LIP OF COROLLA: absent to very weak reflexing
LOWER LIP OF COROLLA: blue pink with light blue violet tones, no secondary colouration, moderate to strong undulation of margin, weak reflexing
PALATE: orange, large

Origin & Breeding History: 'Inuprasp' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted at InnovaPlant GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany. The objective of the program was to create a new interspecific hybrid between annual and perennial Nemesia species to obtain the growth performance of perennial types and the powerful colour and flowering of annual types. 'Inuprasp' originated from a cross conducted in 2001. It was selected in the spring of 2002 based on its upright growth habit, very early and continuous flowering, sterility and flower colour and size.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Inuprasp' 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 May 23, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 5, 2006. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Inuprasp' with reference variety 'Inuppink'

Width of lower lip of corolla (mm)

  'Inuprasp' 'Inuppink'
mean 23.1 20.8
std. deviation 0.88 0.63

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Inuprasp' 'Inuppink'
upper lip 64C with faded areas 67A
lower lip 64C-D with 76C tones 67B
marking at base of upper lip 71A 79B

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Nemesia: 'Inuprasp' (left) with reference variety 'Inuppink' (right)

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Nemesia: 'Inuprasp' (left) with reference variety 'Inuppink' (right)

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